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.

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.