Breath test

A DRIVER has been handed a fine after failing to provide a breath sample when requested to by police. 

On January 22, James Fraser of Collingwood Walk, Andover, failed to engage with a breath analysis test in Basingstoke, without reasonable excuse.

At Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on May 10, the 27-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence.

He was fined £120 and disqualified from driving for 16 months.

Fraser must also pay costs of £40 and a £34 surcharge.

Speeding fine

AN AUDI driver from Andover has been fined after speeding on the motorway.

On June 27 2021, Arkadiusz Uchymiak, of Vigo Road, was driving an Audi vehicle on the M27 eastbound between Junctions 8 and 9 at Swanwick.

A speed limit of 50mph was in place, but the 28-year-old exceeded this, at 60mph.

At Aldershot Magistrates’ Court on May 16, he was fined £66 and his driving record endorsed with three penalty points.

He must also pay a £34 surcharge.


A MAN from Ludgershall has admitted to harassing a woman in Andover earlier this year.

Between January 20 and 22 Jason Steane, of Recreation Road, Ludgershall, made continuous and unwanted contact with the women through social media and email.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on May 16, the 30-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence.

He was given conditional bail ahead of his next hearing at the same court on June 24.

Drink driver

AN ANDOVER man has been handed a suspended sentence after admitting to driving while more than twice the drinking limit.

On April 5, 2022, Stuart Asseter, of Bridge Street, was driving along Bell Road in Andover with 79 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

The 34-year-old was also found to be disqualified from driving and without relevant insurance.

He pleaded guilty to all three offences in April.

At Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on May 17, he was handed an eight-week custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months.

He must also pay £120 fine, costs of £40 and a £128 surcharge, and was disqualified from driving for two years. 

Asseter was also ordered to complete a six-month alcohol treatment programme and 15 rehabilitation activity days.