A LUDGERSHALL man has been banned from driving for three years for drug driving.

On March 9, Mark Turver, of Challis Court, drove on Saxon Way in Andover with an above-legal amount of cannabinoid THC in his system.

The 52-year-old pleaded guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on July 5 and was handed an £80 fine and a three-year driving disqualification.

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

AN ANDOVER man has admitted to harassing a woman by leaving her more than 200 voicemail messages.

Between March 8, 2020, and June 25, 2021, Paul Smith, of Heather Drive, harassed the woman by continuously calling her.

The 48-year-old initially denied the offence, but changed his plea to guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on July 8.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

He was remanded on unconditional bail until his next hearing at the same court on August 8.

AN ANDOVER man will stand trial next year, accused of assaulting a woman in the town.

Ryan James Humphreys, of Kings Road, allegedly assaulted the woman on November 20, 2021, causing her actual bodily harm.

At Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on July 11, the 30-year-old pleaded not guilty.

He was remanded on conditional bail until his trial at the same court on January 9 2023.

A SHIPTON Bellinger man who admitted to breaching a non-molestation order against a woman has been fined £200.

Darren Fitzgerald, of Gilberts Green, contacted a woman in February, despite being prohibited from doing so by the court order.

He pleaded guilty to the offence and, on July 12 at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court, he was fined £200. He must also complete up to 25 rehabilitation activity days and is subject to a restraining order which bans him from contact with the woman for the next year.

The 54-year-old was also ordered to pay £35 in costs and a £95 surcharge.

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