New Years Day drink driving

A MERCEDES driver from Andover has been handed a fine after being found guilty of drink driving in the town on New Year’s Day.

Tomass Petrovs, of May Tree Road, was driving along King George Road on January 1 2022 with 53 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

The 22-year-old pleaded not guilty to the offence on February 1, but was found guilty in a trial at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on July 18.

He was fined £200, plus costs of £166 and a £34 surcharge.

His driving record was also endorsed with 10 penalty points.

£1,700 of stolen alcohol

AN ANDOVER man will spend two months of prison after admitting to 13 charges of theft from an Andover supermarket worth more than £1,500 in total.

Throughout June 2022, Lee Oak, of River Way, stole alcohol from Tesco on River Way on 13 occasions, totalling more than £1,710.75

In addition, on June 15, he used abusive or threatening language, and was carrying a metal spike.

The previous month, on May 18, he assaulted a man by beating him at the same store, and the following day (May 19) he used threatening or abusive language or behaviour to cause distress to the same victim.

At Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on July 18, the 41-year-old pleaded guilty to all 17 counts and was handed concurrent custodial sentences totally eight weeks, to allow him to complete a detox programme in prison.

A two-year criminal behaviour order was also put in place which prevents him from entering the store, or any Tesco or Asda store in Andover, or from acting abusively towards retail staff.

Finally, a forfeiture and destruction order was made against he amended screwdriver, which presented as a metal spike.

Illegal contact with woman

AN ANDOVER man will stand trial accused of breaching a non-molestation order.

On July 17, without reasonable excuse, Riley McCormick, 25, of Pilgrims Way breached an order put in place by the family court on March 31 2021, by contacting a woman he was prohibited from reaching out to.

The case was sent to Winchester Crown Court for trial on August 17.

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