An Andoverian was almost eight times the drug-drive limit as he drove through the town centre on Christmas Eve 2019, a court has heard.

Reuben Twigg had 384 micrograms of benzoylecgonine, a breakdown product of cocaine, in a litre of his blood, where the legal limit is 50.

The 27-year-old was stopped by police on Shepherds Spring Lane on December 24, 2019, whilst behind the wheel of his car.

Twigg, of Walworth Road, Picket Piece, was banned from driving for a year at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court last week.

He was further fined £253, and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.

Twigg indicated a guilty plea to a further charge of possession with intent to supply cocaine, a Class A drug, and will appear at Winchester Crown Court on February 11 for sentencing.

An Andover woman accused of stalking a man has appeared in court.

Sophie Laura Reeves, of Galahad Close, is said to have caused two men in Kingsclere to have feared that violence would be used against them.

It allegedly happened between January 11, 2020 and the same date this year in the case of the first complainant, and December 21, 2020 to January 6, 2021 in the case of the second.

The 25-year-old will appear at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on January 29, where she is expected to enter pleas.

She has been released on conditional bail; she is under a curfew, must not contact the complainants or leave Andover except for court or emergencies.

A man from Sutton Scotney has been disqualified from driving.

James Alan Roy McCulloch was caught driving his Ford Transit van on the M27 last year which under the influence of THC.

THC is a breakdown product of cannabis.

The 30-year-old pleaded guilty to drug driving at Hedge End, Southampton on April 17, 2020.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court earlier this week, McCulloch, of Wonston Lane, was banned from driving for a year.

He was fined £300, ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £34.

A man from Andover has been given a curfew after assaulting someone.

Darren Aden Heald, of Olaf Close, admitted the assault occasioning ABH of Tom Grainger in the town on August 28, 2020.

He was given a three month curfew, meaning he must be at his home between 8pm and 4am. The 49-year-old was also ordered to pay £150 in compensation.