AN Andover man has been sent to prison after being caught almost four times over the drink drive limit whilst disqualified.

Robert Wojciech Kaczmarzyk, of Shakespeare Avenue, admitted that he was behind the wheel of his Seat car on Weyhill Road in Andover last Saturday whilst drunk.

A breath test revealed that he had 124 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, where the legal limit is 35.

He had previously been disqualified from driving, and did not hold a licence when the offence occurred.

Court documents show that magistrates had been told that the offence was "so serious because the defendant has a flagrant disregard for court orders".

Chair of Magistrates, Susan Robinson, sent the Polish national to 18 weeks in prison for each charge, to be served concurrently.

Additionally, he was asked to pay a £128 victim surcharge, costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service and was also disqualified from driving for five years, which will begin on his release from prison.

A man from Shipton Bellinger has been ordered to pay compensation after he admitted stealing two gas bottles during lockdown.

Paul Benjamin Foakes-Tiffin, of Gardeners Green, admitted to stealing the propane bottles, worth £200, from Lenninkumar Asokan on April 15.

The 44-year-old was ordered to pay compensation of £100.

A man who assaulted two people in Andover and harassed a third has pleaded guilty

Tristan Parkes admitted to harassing the woman by sending her multiple unwanted messages, asking her to withdraw her police statement following on from the assaults.

He was also charged with causing £100 of damage to her car on August 6, and another charge of criminal damage of the victim's property on December 19, 2019.

The 24-year-old's case, who's address is listed as the care of a property in Russell Road, Salisbury, has been adjourned pending a pre-sentence report.

He will return to Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on October 29, where he will be sentenced.

In the mean time, he has been released on conditional bail, whereby he must not contact any of the complainants and has been told not to enter Forge Field in Andover.

AN Andover teenager has pleaded guilty to driving a Mercedes without a licence.

The 17-year-old who cannot be named, admitted driving without a licence or insurance on Tollgate Road in Andover on April 6.

He is charged with driving the same vehicle without a licence or insurance on Western Avenue in the town on April 9, but has pleaded not guilty.

He will stand trial on February 1, 2021.