Court Round-up: Drink-driving a pink car among cases dealt with in Sunderland

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

Anne Marie Elstob, 43, of Hereford Court, Hillview, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to drink driving a pink Fiat 500 on Ryhope Road on July 24. She had 70 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath – twice the legal limit which is 35. She was fined £410 and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £41, costs of £150, and a criminal courts charge of £150. She was banned from driving for 17 months.

BP Multi Services Limited, Chester Road, was fined £400 for using a goods vehicle on theA690 Houghton Cut for the carriage of goods without an operator’s licence on April 29. The company was also told to pay a victim surcharge of £40 and costs of £213.

Richard Hastie, 65, of Marine Parade, Saltburn, pleaded guilty to benefit fraud between February 6, 2013, and January 7, 2014. He had failed to inform the authorities that there had been an improvement in his condition and continued to claim disability living allowance. He was sentenced to a 12-month community order with a 56-day electronically-monitored curfew between 8pm and 6am. He was also told to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £100.

Andrea Ellis, 28, Riversdale Terrace, Eden Vale, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to assault on January 31, and using threatening behaviour at the Stumble Inn, Chester Road.

She was sentenced to a 12-month community order, with a three-month electronically-monitored curfew between 9pm and 7am, and was told to pay compensation of £140 and costs of £200.

Keith Hamblett, 44, of Percy Terrace, Sunderland, pleaded to guilty to failing to comply with a traffic signal on December 14, last year.

He was driving a Volvo heavy goods vehicle when he failed to stop at a red light on the B1522 Ryhope Road. He was fined £50 and was told to pay victim surcharge of £20. His licence was endorsed with three points.