A round-up of court stories from across Lancashire
Drink driver not given ban
A woman caught driving while nearly twice over the legal alcohol limit has been fined £170. Joanne Blackburn, 36, of Kiln Croft, Clayton-le-Woods, near Leyland, admitted having 153mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood in a Vauxhall Corsa in Chorley on November 27 last year. The legal limit is 80mg of alcohol. Magistrates also handed her 10 penalty points.
Man broke his court order
A man who skipped meetings with his probation officer has been handed 14 hours of unpaid work. Benjamin Hoque, 23, of Robin Hey, Leyland, admitted failing to comply with a community order and was told to pay £25 court costs.
Thief must stay indoors
A thief who breached a community order has been placed on a curfew until February 14. Colin Stuart Heath, 37, of Hollinshead Street, Chorley, stole a DVD from B&M. Chorley magistrates ordered him to remain indoors between 10pm and 6am after breaching the order.
Seatbelt man ordered to pay
A man who drove without wearing a seatbelt was ordered to pay £200. Chorley magistrates found Steven Williams, 62, of Montague Street, Clitheroe, gyuilty of his offence in his absence. They also ordered him to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
Woman fined for offences
A woman who drove without insurance or a valid MOT has been found guilty of the offences in her absence. Rebecca Jane Richardson, 24, of Shakespeare Terrace, Chorley, was fined £600 and ordered to pay a £15 victims surcharge. Her license was endorsed.