Learner driver in court

A LEARNER driver who allegedly drove in Andover without displaying L plates and crashed with a bollard will stand trial.

Scott Ellis, of New Street, has been accused of being behind the wheel of a Renault Clio on River Way last year when he allegedly drove the vehicle on the wrong side of the road, crossed lanes, drove on the pavement and collided with a bollard, court documents reveal.

He is further accused of driving without supervision or displaying L plates. All offences are said to have happened on November 6.

The 19-year-old has been charged with driving without due care or attention, driving without insurance, driving without a licence, failing to stop for police and failing to identify the driver of a vehicle.

Appearing at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court last week, he entered not guilty pleas to all charges.

Ellis has been released on unconditional bail, and will stand trial at the same court on March 23, 2022.

Court breach

AN ANDOVER man has admitted failing to carry out community service.

Jamie Dent-Burnett, of Springfield Close, was ordered to carry out unpaid work by Sevenoaks Magistrates Court in February.

However, Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard last week that the 29-year-old failed to attend on two occasions in June. The court was also told that Dent-Burnett admitted the breach.

The case was adjourned until September 22, for the defendant to attend on his return from Dubai.

Fly-tipping fine

AN ANDOVER man has been fined after he admitted fly-tipping at Tesco.

Paul Lassman, of Trent Court, dumped black bags of clothes, loose curtains, pillows and duvets at the River Way supermarket on August 21, 2020.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last week, Lassman admitted the charge.

He was fined £330, and ordered to pay costs of £608.40, plus a £34 victim surcharge.

Drink driving denial

A MAN has denied drink driving in Andover. Piotr Rafal Wokan, of Bailey Close in Picket Piece, was allegedly behind the wheel of a grey Ford on the High Street on June 20, whilst over the drink-drive limit.

Court documents reveal he had 115 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, which is over the legal limit of 80. He denied the charge, and will stand trial on February 18, 2022.