Round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
Five-year ban for driver who fled
A drink driver who failed to stop for police officers after a collision has been banned from the road for five years.
Steven David Crook, of Cotswold Road, Chorley, admitted a string of motoring offences before Preston Magistrates’ Court.
He pleaded guilty to failing to stop, drink driving, driving while disqualified and uninsured and driving without due care and attention.
The court heard how the 30-year-old was driving a blue Peugeot 206 on Goulding Street, Chorley, on June 10 this year when an accident happened.
The bench imposed 12 weeks suspended for 12 months and said it was aggravated by the fact a collision had occurred, previous convictions for similar offences, a bad record, and he posed a risk to other road users and pedestrians.
He must pay a £115 surcharge.
Man, 65, slapped teenage cyclist
A man slapped a 16-year-old boy in a road rage incident, a court has heard.
Terry Sheridan, of Threefields, Ingol, Preston, pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting the teenager, who had been riding his bicycle.
He cannot be named for legal reasons,
The incident happened in Preston on May 30 when the 65-year-old was involved in a confrontation with the young cyclist.
The magistrates bench imposed a 12-month conditional discharge after the court was told he was still grieving for his wife, who passed away recently, and the assault was a single slap.
His guilty plea to assault was taken into account and he was ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge.
No compensation was ordered.
Robson Kenneth Gainer, 20, of Ilway, Walton-le-Dale, near Preston, admits possessing cannabis and must pay a £110 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.Michael John Fisher, 31, of Brownedge Road, Lostock Hall, Preston, was banned from driving for 16 months after admitting two counts of driving while under the influence of a drug, and must pay a £2320 fine, £32 surcharge, and £85 costs.
Rheese Bailey, 26, of Greenhead Lane, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, was discharged for a year after admitting using threatening behaviour in Preston, but must pay a £20 surcharge and £85 costs.
Rares Florin Diosan, 29, of St Anthony’s Road, Preston, was banned for 12 months after admitting drink driving and must pay a £270 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
Benjamin Ivor David, 36, of Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston, was discharged for a year after admitting stealing aftershave and must pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
Stephen Brundrett, 58, of Dawson Walk, Preston, admits assaulting a man and must pay an £80 fine, £60 compensation, £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
Tracy Hankin, 44, of Fishwick Parade, Preston, admits possessing cocaine and cannabis must pay a £40 fine, £30 victim surcharge, and £40 costs.
Simone Kelsy Hartley, 26, of Collinson Street, Preston, must do 40 hours unpaid work after admitting assaulting a woman and a PC and must pay £80 compensation, an £85 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
David Shaun Hodgeon, 23, of Elizabeth Square, Preston, was banned for 19 months after admitting drink driving and must pay a £120 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.