Court Round-up: Drink-driving, threats and assaulting a police officer - cases heard by magistrates from South Shields, Sunderland and East Durham

The following cases were heard at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court:

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 1:57 am

David Hope, 32, of Prince Edward Grove, South Shields, pleaded guilty to breaching a community order and was fined £60.

Panashe Mathias Ngwenya, 22, of The Firs, Wingate, was fined £315 after pleading guilty to driving with excess alcohol. He was banned from driving for 20 months and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £32 surcharge.

Summer Brown, 20, of Tilbury Road, Thorney Close, Sunderland, was fined £225 after admitting a charge of threatening behaviour. She was also ordered to pay £150 costs and a £32 surcharge.

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The cases were heard at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.
The cases were heard at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Lisa Watson, 36, of Morris Square, Easington Village, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour and assaulting a police officer. She was given a 12-month community order and made subject of a 12-month restraining order. She was also told to pay £50 compensation, £85 costs and a £90 surcharge.

Stephen Alderson, 29, of West Stevenson Street, South Shields, admitted a charge of threatening behaviour at Job Centre Plus in Chapter Row. He was fined £120 and ordered to pay £75 compensation, £85 costs and a £32 surcharge.

Ryan Michael Steele, 29, of Longleat Gardens, South Shields, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. He was banned from driving for 18 months and fined £120. He was also told to pay £85 costs and a £32 surcharge.

Curtis Lawton, 20, of High Street East, Sunderland, was fined £40 after he admitted breaching a supervision order.

James Balderson, 29, of Thorn Square, Thorney Close, Sunderland, was given a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months. He pleaded guilty to failing to give a sample, driving whilst disqualified and without insurance. He was banned from driving for 23 months and ordered to pay a surcharge of £122.

Lyndsey Carr, 40, of Angus Square, Farringdon, Sunderland, was fined £350 after she pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. She was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £35 surcharge and was banned from driving for 20 months.

Gemma Louise Redman, 35, of Railway Terrace, New Herrington, was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £20 costs after she pleaded guilty to possession of amphetamine.