A round-up of people who have been dealt with in court

A DRINK and drug driver who repeatedly flouted a driving ban caused a pile up on the motorway.

Magistrates heard how Henery Samin, aged 24, of Masefield Drive, Farnworth, was driving an Audi A3 on the M60 at Bury on August 25 when he crashed.

Samin had no insurance and was was already banned from the roads.

Only four days earlier he had been caught drug driving in Garside Street, Bolton, and on May 5 he was drink driving in Kensington Street, Bolton.

Samin was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months and must participate in 60 hours of unpaid work. He must attend a drivers’ impaired by drink programme for 17 days and was banned from applying for a driving licence for three years.

Unpaid work

A DRIVER who had drunk almost three times the legal level of alcohol has been ordered to carry out 60 hours on unpaid work.

Christopher Walsh, aged 33, of Wilmslow Avenue, Bolton, pleaded guilty to committing the offence as well as driving without care and attention and having no insurance in a VW Golf on Berkeley Road, Bolton, on April 17

He was also banned from driving from driving for18 months and must pay £180 in costs and charges.

No licence

MAGISTRATES have fined a man £220 after he was caught driving a Ford Focus on Manchester Road, Salford, on June 16 last year without a licence.

Robert Diogo, aged 31, of Moorfield Chase, Farnworth, was also ordered to pay £117 in costs and charges and he was banned from applying for a licence for six months.

Range Rover damaged

A MAN has been electronically tagged after he deliberately damaged a Range Rover wing mirror and smashed a house window on August 31.

Bradley Counsel, aged 24, of Junction Close, Blackrod, also pleaded guilty to fraudulently accessing a Paypal account and removing £100.

Counsel was sentenced to a 7pm to 6am curfew for six weeks and was ordered to pay his victims a total of £500 in compensation.

A restraining order was made prohibiting him from contacting his two victims or going to a Shawbury Close, Blackrod.

Sweet tooth

A SWEET-TOOTHED thief has been jailed for 20 weeks after he stole £23 worth of Double Decker chocolate bars.

Guy Morrison, aged 30, of Lavender Road, Farnworth, repeatedly targeted B&M Bargains in Swinton stealing confectionary and Jack Daniels Whiskey

The court heard that Morrison was already subject to a suspended sentence. In addition to the prison sentence he was ordered to pay the store £200 in compensation.

Woman assaulted

A WOMAN has been ordered to have treatment for alcoholism after she assaulted another woman on June 14.

Rebecca McGriffin, aged 34, of Whitaker Street, Radcliffe pleaded guilty and was also ordered to pay £295 in costs and charges. A restraining order was made banning her from contacting her victim.

Curfew for drug driver

A MAN has been sentenced to a curfew after he was caught drug driving on Old Road, Bolton, on January 26.

Darren Lewis, aged 24, of Bedford Street, Egerton, admitted the offence and driving the Audi A6 without insurance.

Lewis was to electronically tagged and given an 8pm to 7am curfew.

Pointed slate weapon

A MAN who armed himself with a piece of pointed slate, assaulted and threatened people, has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Michael Sheehy, aged 38, of Pilkington Road, Kearsley, admitted assaulting a woman, using threatening behaviour towards her and a man and possessing an offensive weapon in Carlton Street, Farnworth, on September 4.

Sheehy was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months and was ordered to participate in an alcohol treatment programme for nine months plus 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

He must also undertake 40 hours of unpaid work. A restraining order was made banning Sheehy from contacting his victims.

Party cocaine

A WOMAN was caught drug driving after taking cocaine and cannabis at a cousins' birthday party.

On March 5, Charlotte Sleigh, aged 25, was pulled over by police on Briarfield Road, Farnworth, and a roadside drug test showed she was over the driving limit for the drugs.

Rahil Khan, defending, told the court how Sleigh, of Webster Street, Bolton, suffers from anxiety and depression and the single mother-of-three uses cannabis occasionally to relax.

“She regrets her conduct because she doesn’t normally behave in this way,” said Mr Khan.

Magistrate Martin Simpson told her: “We can’t have people driving around after taking drugs. It is very dangerous for you and other people who may be around on the day.”

Sleigh was fined £240, banned from driving for 15 months.

Drug driver had been to work Christmas party

STEPHEN Collier was caught drug driving on December 23 several days after he had taken cocaine at a work Christmas party.

Police stopped his Vauxhall Corsa on Bolton Road, Farnworth

Collier, aged 31, of Arthur Avenue, Walkden was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £311.

Job loss after driving conviction

MAGISTRATES heard that Christopher Kimmer, aged 25, of Rayden Crescent, Westhoughton, is likely to lose his job as a result of his drug driving conviction.

He tested positive for using cocaine after his Seat Leon was stopped on Garstang Avenue, Bolton on November 23 last year for having a faulty brake light.

A damp coat smelling of cannabis in the car prompted police to test him.

He was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £400.

Driver was on his phone

A DRUG driver was on his mobile phone when he was caught by police on Wigan Road, Bolton.

Scott Carey was committing a series of offences in the Ford Focus on January 4.

Carey, aged 50, of Manchester Road, Bolton, pleaded guilty to using a mobile phone while driving, having no licence, insurance or MoT for the vehicle, driving after using cannabis and diazepam and possessing diamorphine.

He was sentenced to participate in 20 days of rehabilitation activities and fined £80 plus £175 in costs and charges. He was also banned from applying for a driving licence for two years.

Resisting police

MAGISTRATES have sentenced a woman to a conditional discharge for 12 months after she resisted two police officers. Samantha Shepherd, aged 36, of Sevenoaks Drive, Great Lever, admitted committing the offences on June 21.

Teenage drink driver

A TEENAGER caught drink driving in Bolton on August 8 has been banned from holding a licence for 14 months.

Holly Davies-Linihan, aged 18, of Clough Meadow Road, Radcliffe, pleaded guilty to committing the offence whilst driving a VW Polo on Higher Bridge Street. and was fined £130.

Threatening behaviour

MAGISTRATES have fined Mohammad Ali, aged 35, of Hulton Meadows, Bolton, £200 after he admitted using threatening behaviour towards a police officer in Bolton on August 1.

Ignored court order

A MAN has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months after he ignored a restraining order and went to Sloane Street, Bolton, on September 1. Warren Aylmer, aged 38, of no fixed address, admitted the offence.