This week’s court listings for Chorley.
A man has been fined £600 after failing to give information to police about a driver alleged to have committed an offence. The case of Robert Bolinski, 32, from Ashdown Drive, Clayton-le-Woods, was proved in his absence. He must also pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 in costs. Six points were also added to his driving licence.
A drink-driver has been fined £110 and banned from getting behind the wheel for 12 months. Alasdair Iain Macpheat, 23, from Goldfinch Court, Chorley, confessed to driving in Leyland under the influence of alcohol. He must also pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £50 to the Crown Prosecution Service, and a criminal courts charge of £150. His disqualification will be reduced by 13 weeks if he completes a course by April next year.
A woman who drove under the influence of alcohol in Market Street, Chorley, must carry out 80 hours’ unpaid work. Carly Simone Hadlum, 30, from Dorset Drive, Buckshaw Village, admitted the charge. She has been disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 23 months, which will be reduced by 23 weeks if she completes a course by December next year. She must also pay a £60 victim surcharge, costs of £85, and a £150 criminal courts charge.
A man has been found to be not guilty of a driving offence after a trial. Philip Howard Read, 48, from The Green, Eccleston, was accused of failing to give information to police about a driver alleged to have committed an offence. He denied the charge, and was found to be innocent.
A thief will be electronically monitored under curfew for six weeks, after admitting to stealing a £139 TV from Tesco in Chorley, and Dr Dre headphones worth £169 from the town’s Asda. Claire Tracy Lyons, 32, from Pall Mall, must also pay £60 in compensation, £40 in costs, and two separate criminal courts charges of £150 each.
A woman found guilty of benefit fraud must carry out 100 hours’ unpaid work in the community. Melissa Ann Watson, 25, from Water Street, Chorley, failed to notify Chorley Council of a change in circumstances that affects her entitlement to housing benefit; that her husband was employed. She denied the offence, but was found guilty. She must pay a victim surcharge of £60, and costs of £250 to the Crown Prosecution Service.
A Chorley man has been fined £60 for driving faster than a 30mph speed limit in Preston. Khalil Khansab, 41, from The Grove, pleaded guilty, and had three points added to his licence. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150.