Blackpool: From the courts 21-12-17

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Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

READ MORE: Wednesday’s round-up of cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court 20-12-17

Tracey Clarke, 39, drink-driving

A mother was over the drink-drive limit when she embarked on a mercy mission.

Tracy Clarke’s daughter had phoned to say she was being assaulted by her former boyfriend and she drove to the rescue after drinking.

Clarke, a 39-year-old hotel worker, of Coopers Way, North Shore, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

She was disqualified from driving for 14 months, fined £120 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £30 victims’ surcharge.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said police called to the report of a disturbance on November 27 at 10.40pm, saw a Hyundai Getz parked in Drummond Avenue, Layton, with its engine running.

An elderly man was in the passenger seat and a younger man was in the back.

Clarke admitted to officers she had driven the car and a breath test showed 64 micrograms of alcohol in her body – 35 is the limit.

Lee Williams, 32, driving without due care and attention, failing to stop after an accident

An electrician drove away from an accident scene after crashing into a parked car.

Lee Williams, 32, of Kenilworth Gardens, South Shore, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and failing to stop after an accident.

He was fined £270 with £85 costs, ordered to pay £35 victims’ surcharge and had five motoring penalty points put on his licence.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said Williams had been driving a Renault Clio on Eastbourne Road, South Shore, on June 18 at 11.30pm, when he collided with a parked Seat Ibiza and drove off.

His girlfriend contacted police the next day saying her boyfriend had been driving the car which hit the Ibiza.

David Charnley, defending, said Williams and his girlfriend had an argument about money.

Williams had paid the owner of the Ibiza £150 to compensate for lost wages as he had been unable to use the car for work.

Christopher Moss, 52, drink-driving

A taxi driver was over the drink-drive limit when police stopped his Skoda.

Christopher Moss had been celebrating his father’s 85th birthday and when questioned by an officer as to whether he had been drinking he replied: “I’ve had a few.”

Moss, 52, of Rosebank, Thornton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was banned from the road for 14 months, fined £120 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £30 victims’ surcharge.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said police saw Moss driving on Bispham Road, Carleton, on November 26 at 9.05pm.

Moss stopped and the officer illuminated his vehicle’s blue lights indicating he wanted to speak to him.

As Moss got out of the taxi’s driver’s seat there was a strong smell of alcohol. A breath test showed 54 micrograms of alcohol in his body - 35 is the limit.

Andrew Bragg, 41, drunk and disorderly

A father lost his temper when he discovered his daughter had had a tattoo without his permission.

Andrew Bragg went round to his former partner’s home in Kirkham complaining that she had condoned the inking although the daughter was only 16.

Bragg, 41, of All Saints Road, St Annes, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

He was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs with £20 victims’ surcharge.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said on December 4 police were called to an address in Chapel Walk, Kirkham, where Bragg was said to be causing a disturbance.

Paul Dyble, 53, altering registration mark and making off without paying for fuel

A man stole fuel from a service station after altering his car number plate.

Paul Dyble used black sticky tape to change his registration form from MC51 MPY to MC51 MRY.

Dyble, 53, of Spencer Court, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to fraudulently altering a registration mark and making off without paying for fuel.

He was fined £80 and ordered to pay £43 compensation plus £30 victims’ surcharge.

Presiding magistrate, Judy Bruck, told him: “There was an element of planning and you altered your plate before going out to steal.”

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said Dyble drove off from the Shell service station, Preston New Road, on September 7, without paying for £43 of fuel.

Police tracked him down and found he had altered the P letter on his number plate using a bit of black tape to turn it into an R.

Sue Mugford, defending, said her client was previously addicted to heroin and at the time of the offence was in the early stages of a detoxification course.