Court round-up

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THE following people have appeared before Doncaster Magistrates’ Court charged with the following offences.

HYDE PARK: A motorist was left £350 out of pocket after admitting a string of offences. Anita Swiergiel, 30, of Apley Road, was banned from driving for 20 months after admitting driving a Volkswagen Polo along her street while more than twice over the legal drink driving limit. Swiergiel also admitted driving without a licence and without insurance on December 19. She was fined £250 and ordered to pay £100 in court costs.

WOODLANDS: Dodging a £15 taxi fare ended up costing a Doncaster woman £90. Doncaster magistrates stung Billie Jean Cottingham, 23, of The Crescent, with court costs and compensation charges after she admitted leaving the taxi without paying her money on November 19.

SCAWSBY: A beer thief was left with much more than just a hangover after being ordered to pay £263 for the offence. Nigel Hoyle, 22, of York Road, was slapped with the fine after pleading guilty to taking £63 of Stella Artois lager from Asda supermarket on November 28.

BALBY: A woman has been handed a suspended jail sentence for driving almost four times over the legal alcohol limit. Magistrates said 50-year-old Sharon Marsden, who had 127 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, put her passengers at risk. Marsden, of Samuel Street, pleaded guilty after being caught by police in Thorne Road, Doncaster, on November 19. She was given an eight-week prison term suspended for 12 months and has been electronically tagged for eight weeks. Marsden, who was disqualified from driving for three years, must pay £85 costs.

MEXBOROUGH: A thug is behind bars after pleading guilty to assaulting a man in a pub. Steven Paul Wagstaff, 29, of Dodworth Street was handed a 20 week sentence after admitting assaulting another man occasioning him actual bodily harm during the incident on November 11.

WOODLANDS: Nicking an iPod Touch and cash totalling £200 has landed a thief with a community order. Tinotenda Muti, 22, of Villa Road, stole the items from a property in Harris Road, Armthorpe. He must pay £200 compensation to victim Lindsay Kenny and complete 36 hours at an attendance centre. He pleaded guilty to the June 26 offence.

TOWN CENTRE: Magistrates have given 90 hours of unpaid work to a man for assault. Colvin Thorogate, 42, of Kings Road, must also pay £100 compensation to his victim John Morgan. Thorogate pleaded guilty to the offence which took place on December 9.

EDENTHORPE: Possessing crack cocaine has landed a 35-year-old woman with a community order. Sally Brookes, of Sherwood Avenue, must participate in ten sessions at the Together Woman project. She has also been told to pay £85 costs after being found with the Class A drugs on December 10. She pleaded guilty to the offence.

STAINFORTH: A fraudster who stole nearly £2,000 from a woman has been tagged. Daniel Scane used a bank card belonging to Tanya Scane before pilfering £1728.20 from her account. The 19-year-old of Mayfield Avenue pleaded guilty to theft and fraud. The offences took place between March and November 2010. Scane was ordered to repay the money to his victim in compensation, comply with an eight week 6am to 7pm curfew and spend 36 hours at an attendance centre.

AUCKLEY: Drink driving has landed a motorist with a year long ban and a £600 fine. Kenneth Topham, 48, of Maple Avenue, admitted driving when above the alcohol limit after a Renault Megane was stopped on the A614 i