Horndean drink-driver nearly four times the legal limit handed suspended jail sentence

DEFENDANTS at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court have been sentenced for their crimes.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 2:17 pm

Tobias Rhodes, 24, of Fawcett Road, Southsea, admitted cocaine breakdown product drug-driving in Anglesea Road in Landport on July 28.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with 15 days' rehabilitation activities and 200 hours' unpaid work.

He must pay a £95 surcharge and was banned for 18 months.

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He was resentenced for an offence of drink-driving in Drayton in August.

Raimonds Vanags, 28, of Railway View, Landport, admitted harassment between December 1 last year and January 15.

He contacted the victim repeatedly.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with two-month curfew between 7pm-7am.

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He must complete 20 days' rehabilitation activities and a restraining order bans him from contacting the victim for five years.

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Sheena Morris, 59, of Juniper Road, Horndean, admitted drink-driving in Portsmouth Road, Horndean, on November 6.

A breath test revealed she had 139 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates imposed a three-month jail term suspended for a year.

She was a 'risk to public lives, property and her own life' and has a deep-seated drink problem, the court heard.

She carried on driving despite being asked to stop.

Morris was banned for three years and must pay a £128 surcharge and £85 costs.

She must complete 15 days' rehabilitation activities and 150 hours' unpaid work.

Danny Baldacchino, 36, of Bridgeside Close, in Landport, admitted assault by beating on July 31 last year in Portsmouth.

He admitted assaulting an emergency worker, a police officer, by beating.

He also admitted damaging a front door window on February 22.

Magistrates imposed a four-month jail term suspended for a year.

He must complete 15 days' rehabilitation activities.

Baldacchino must pay £250 compensation to the officer, £150 to the assault victim and £130 to the owner of the window.

A restraining order bans him from Brickwood House, Cumberland Street in Portsea, for five years.

Carl Evans, 34, of Thrush Walk, Wecock Farm, admitted two charges of shoplifting at One Stop on May 4 and 9 when he took goods worth about £400.

He admitted flouting a suspended sentence for nine previous shoplifting offences.

Magistrates jailed him for eight weeks with £128 compensation to pay.

Michael Curtis, 38, of Garrison Hill, Droxford, admitted failing to stop after crashing into a warning sign at Brook Lane and Green Lane in Hambledon on December 19.

He was fined £150.

He admitted drink-driving with 68 microgrammes of alcohol in breath. He was fined £200 with a £35 surcharge and £85 costs.

Magistrates banned him for 18 months.

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