Drink driver banned

A WOMAN from Overton will take part in community service after she was caught drink driving.

Ann Bruce, of Waltham Road, was caught driving a Peugeot 308 whilst drunk on May 8.

She was caught driving the vehicle on Churchill Way in Basingstoke, whilst she had 121 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - more than three times the legal limit of 35.

The 67-year-old had pleaded guilty to the charge at an earlier court hearing in May.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court for sentencing, magistrates gave her a 12-month community order, in which she will take part in six months worth of treatment for alcohol dependency.

She must also participate in 15 days of rehabilitation activity and 100 hours of unpaid work.

Bruce has also been banned from driving for 33 months, and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £95 victim surcharge.

Speeders face hearing

TWO men could face driving bans after they were caught speeding on the A303.

Samuel David Dalrymple pleaded guilty via the single justice procedure to one count of speeding.

He was travelling in a Renault at 80 miles per hour on the A303 near Longparish on January 18.

The 32-year-old, of Brynmoor Close in Plymouth, will now face a court hearing this Saturday, August 21, where magistrates will consider disqualification from driving.

In a separate offence, Anthony Morrison also admitted speeding on the same road.

The 50-year-old was caught travelling at 82 miles per hour in a Nissan on the A303 near Parkhouse Cross on November 12, 2020.

He also admitted the charge via the single justice procedure at a previous hearing, and will face a hearing to consider disqualification from driving on Saturday.

Whiskey thief in court

AN ANDOVER man has been charged with stealing whisky from Asda.

Jon Ball, of Turin Court on Roman Way, has been charged with the theft of nine bottles of whiskey from the Asda store in the Fossway area of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

It is said the theft took place on January 25. Court documents reveal the alcohol was valued at £292.

The 40-year-old was due to appear before County Durham Magistrates’ Court last Thursday, where he was expected to enter a plea.