In the dock - 18/03/10

A round-up of court stories from across Lancashire.

Driver had no insurance

An uninsured motorist has been fined.

Michael Lees, 23, of Lowndes Street, Preston, was convicted in his absence by magistrates in Preston.

He was fined 525.

Watch thief is sent to jail

A thief who stole a 30 pocket watch has been jailed.

Jamie Thomas Abela, 21, of Ainsdale Drive, Ashton, Preston, was jailed for 12 weeks by magistrates in Preston.

Clothes thief is behind bars

A shoplifter who stole 32 of baby clothes from a Preston store has been sent to jail for 18 weeks.

Mark Anthony Lord, 35, of Waverley Gardens, Ribbleton, Preston, pleaded guilty to the offence in Preston.

Drink driver gets tagged

A woman who admitted drink-driving has been given a community sentence and told she will be electronically tagged.

Heather Corless, 35, of Greendale Mews, Ashton, Preston, must observe an eight-week curfew, magistrates in Preston ruled.

Yob is given curfew order

A woman who damaged a window has been given a six-week curfew.

Julie Fox, 21, of Dawson Walk, Preston, pleaded guilty to the offence in Preston.