Driver fined

An Andover woman has been ordered to pay over £800 after failing to identify the driver of a car.

Gheorghita Iftime, of Corunna Main, had been charged with speeding in a Vauxhall on the A303 near Parkhouse Cross, but this offence was withdrawn at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court. She was instead charged with failing to give information about the driver of the car, for which she was convicted under the single justice procedure.

The 23-year-old was fined £660, and ordered to pay costs of £90 and a victim surcharge of £66. She was also given six penalty points on her driving license.

Officer assault

An Andover woman is to be sentenced for assaulting two police officers after the case was proved in her absence.

Paula Vaughan-Evans, of Florence Court, was accused of assaulting police officers Alistair Boulter and Thomas Stewart in Andover on September 8, 2020. She had pleaded not guilty to both charges, but in a hearing at Basingstoke Magistrates Court, where the 44-year-old was not present, the court decided both charges had been proven.

She was remanded on unconditional bail until August 23, when she is due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court.

Plea adjourned

A Tidworth man’s case has been adjourned after the court decided an interpreter was needed.

Suleyman Ulger, of Station Road, is accused of driving without due care and attention on Bulford Road on February 24, 2020. He appeared at South East Wiltshire Magistrates’ Court on July 12, but his case was adjourned until July 26 so a Turkish interpreter could be arranged to attend for the 48-year-old’s plea.

A plea is yet to be entered.

Disqualification avoided

A Dorset woman has avoided being disqualified from driving after speeding near Andover as it would cause “exceptional hardship”.

Claire Helen Timms, of Belgrave Place in Portland, was sentenced on three counts of speeding at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court on July 12. She was charged with driving at 92mph at Parkhouse Cross on the A303 on October 10 2019, as well as speeding on the A338 spur road in Christchurch on December 26, 2019 and on the B3065 in Poole on January 3, 2020.

For the Christchurch offence, the 54-year-old was ordered to pay £317 as a fine, victim surcharge and costs, and a further £185 for the Poole offence.

For the Andover offence, she was given no separate penalty, but her license was endorsed with four points. Magistrates decided she would not be subject to totting-up disqualification, saying it would cause “exceptional hardship” on her business and employees, as well as her family.