Court Round-up: Cocaine possession, assault, drink-driving and theft

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The following cases have been dealt with at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

Hayley Partland, 24, of Dawdon Crescent, Seaham, has pleaded guilty to drink driving, on August 24, with 79 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit being 35.

She also admitted driving without insurance and was banned from driving for 20 months. She was also fined £135 and told to pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150.

Ross-Lee Prudham, 18, of Alnwick Court, Oxclose, Washington, admitted stealing £27 of Foster’s lager from Monkwearmouth Service Station on August 22.

Sentence was deferred to December 4, on the condition that he does not commit any further offences and complies with an existing community order.

Nicholas Cole, 37, of Linskill, Sunderland, was fined £90 for driving at 63mph in a 50mph zone on the A690 Durham Road at Houghton, on October 19 last year. He was found guilty of speeding after a trial. He was disqualified from driving for six months, due to repeat offending and his licence was endorsed with three penalty points

Alex Wate, 18, of Frank Street, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine on March 21. He was fined £110 and told to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85.

William McMann, aka Jurdison, 33, of Fenwick Street, Boldon Colliery, has been given a 10-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months.

He was found guilty after trial of two counts of assault and using violence to secure entry to premises, on January 30. He also pleaded guilty to harassment on January 8.

McMann will be supervised for 18 months, take part in a domestic violence programme, and pay compensation of £100, victim surcharge of £80, and costs of £300.