Court round-up

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THE following people have appeared at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court charged with the following offences

BENTLEY: An illegal driver who tried to resist arrest after being caught behind the wheel has been handed 500 hours of unpaid work. Andrew Hodgson, 38, of Cooke Street, was stopped in a Fiat Brava in Bentley Road on November 14. He admitted three charges of obstructing police, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance. Hodgson must also remain home between 8pm and 6am every day for eight weeks.

EDLINGTON: Failing to stick to a community order has landed a 24-year-old with 160 hours of unpaid work. Laura Hooker, of Kings Crescent, was given the punishment for theft and possessing a bladed article. Hooker, who admitted breaching the order, must complete the work within the next 12 months for the July 17 offences.

WOODLANDS: A teenager must remain indoors every night for eight weeks. Daniel Lang, 18, of Second Avenue, pleaded guilty to assaulting Jonathan Hewitt on September 23. He must wear an electronic tag to make sure he stays home between 7pm and 6am and pay £45 costs.

BALBY: Magistrates have slammed a 20-year-old for violently destroying a woman’s front door. Ben Wilshire, of Gurney Road, pleaded guilty to criminal damage after causing £100 of havoc. He was given an eight-week curfew to remain home between 7pm and 6am every day. Wilshire must also complete 120 hours of unpaid work after the October 16 incident.

EDLINGTON: Nicking £100 of meat from a Doncaster supermarket has landed a thief with a tough sentence. Gavin Pickersgill, 31, of Dukes Crescent, must complete a nine-month drug rehabilitation programme after stealing the food from Sainsburys. He pleaded guilty to theft on August 6. Pickersgill also admitted beating a woman and destroying her property, including windows, doors and kitchen items, in a separate incident on July 30. He was told to pay £210 compensation to his victim.

LAKESIDE: Magistrates have put the brakes on a drink driver who failed to stop after crashing into a taxi. Martin Dodd, 34, of Fewston Way, was stopped by officers in Carr House Road on November 13. He pleaded guilty to failing to stop after an accident and admitted being over twice the drink driving limit. Dodd, who was ordered to pay £400 in fines and costs, was disqualified from driving for 24 months.

BALBY: Breaching a restraining order and stealing a drill has landed a man with 30 weeks in prison. Graeme Easton denied two breaches of a court order after twice contacting a woman on July 27 and August 2 but was found guilty of the offences. Easton, 46, of Woodfield Way, pleaded guilty to shoplifting after taking a Ryobi drill worth nearly £85 from Clas Ohlson on October 22.

DENABY: A drink driver has been fined £550 and received a 12 month motoring ban. Alan Goacher, 42, of Broomhill admitted driving when above the alcohol limit after he was stopped driving a Subaru Imprezza in Hill Top Road on October 8.