A CARELESS driver who struck a cyclist in a collision in Andover has been disqualified.

On March 9 Andrew Hodgetts entered the roundabout in Foxcotte Road at speed and not paying attention.

He struck a cyclist which caused the side window of his Blue Vauxhall Corsa to smash.

On August 13 at Aldershot Magistrates Court the incident was proved in the 32-year-old’s absence.

He was also found guilty of driving without valid insurance.

Magistrates banned Hodgetts, of Windsor Court, Newbury, from driving for 12 months and ordered him to pay £300 compensation.

He was fined £1,320 and must pay £85 court costs and £66 victim surcharge.


A WOMAN has been ordered to carry out unpaid work after she assaulted two police officers.

Natalie Elphick, of Corinthian Close, Andover, attacked PC Ruth Bembridge and Michelle Harris while they was carrying out their duty on July 26.

On the same date she was also drunk and disorderly in Pilgrims Way.

At Basingstoke Magistrates Court on August 13 the 29-year-old indicated guilty pleas to the crimes.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order in which she must carry out 40 hours unpaid work.

Elphick must also pay £100 compensation to the officers involved.

She has also been told to pay a £90 victim surcharge and £50 court costs.


AN ANDOVER woman who was caught driving without valid insurance has been fined.

Lauren Scott, of Halter Way, was spotted behind the wheel of an Audi A3 in Hattem Place on February 21.

At Aldershot Magistrates Court on August 15 the offence was proved.

Magistrates fined the 27-year-old £660 and gave her six penalty points on her licence.

Scott must also pay £85 court costs and £66 victim surcharge.


MAGISTRATES have fined a man who caused over £350 worth of damage to doors belonging to Winchester Council.

Christopher Chisholm, of Saddle Way, Andover, recklessly damaged two internal doors in the city on January 12, this year.

He caused £359.61 worth destruction.

On Monday at Basingstoke Magistrates Court 24-year-old Chisholm pleaded guilty to the offence.

He was fined £80 and ordered to pay compensation for the full amount of damage he caused.

Chisholm must also pay £85 court costs and £30 victim surcharge.