Court round-up

The following people have appeared in Doncaster Magistrates Court this week:

n TOWN CENTRE: A whisky thief is not in good spirits after being ordered to pay an £85 fine. David Kevin Campbell, 32, of Harrington Street, Doncaster, pleaded guilty to taking the £12 bottle of booze from Marks and Spencer in February. He was also given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay for the bottle of whisky.

n HYDE PARK: A motorist caught nearly twice over the drink drive limit has been handed a £250 fine and banned from getting behind the wheel for 12 months. John Paul Thomas Edwards, 28, of Prospect Place, pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle in Banbury Bridge, Denaby, on February 4, when he had 66 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath. The legal limit for driving is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres. He was also ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.

n WHEATLEY: A 40-year-old who assaulted a police officer will be having a few quiet nights in after being put under a curfew. Paul Michael Oberg admitted assaulting a police constable on February 5, and magistrates have now ordered he must stay at his home in Beckett Road, between 6pm and 6am for eight weeks. He was also ordered to pay £50 compensation to the officer and £85 in court costs.

n HARWORTH: A motorist made a bad call when using his phone behind the wheel. Leon Joseph Carter, 44, of Baulk Lane, was fined £100, ordered to pay £35 costs and a £15 victim surcharge fee after admitting using his phone in his Citroen car in October last year.

n Askern: A 30-year-old has been caught fishing without a licence. Benjamin John Magilton of Avenue Road, was fined £100 and ordered to pay £50 in costs after being netted at the Askern Pond in Doncaster. He admitted the offence.

n TOWN CENTRE: A shoplifter who stole a comedy series box set has been told crime is no laughing matter. Mark Andrew Kane, 36, of Kings Road, pleaded guilty to taking a Mighty Boosh DVD box set worth £27 from HMV and then a gaming headset worth £30.99 from Clas Ohlsen in December. He was told to pay £85 in costs and was ordered to undertake an alcohol dependency programme. He was also made subject to a supervision order for 12 months.

n THORNE: A 35-year-old will be having a smashing time behind bars after putting through the windows of two vehicles. Darren Wayne Fox, of Miller Close, pleaded guilty to breaking the rear window of a Daewoo Matiz and two windows of a Nissan Nivara on October 8, last year. He also admitted assaulting a woman on the same day. He was jailed for 16 weeks by magistrates.

n TOWN CENTRE: A 25-year-old woman is facing a sober time after being ordered not to enter any pubs or clubs in Doncaster town centre for nine-months. Chantelle Charles of Broxholme Lane, pleaded guilty to drunk and disorderly behaviour in College Road in February. She was also banned from drinking alcohol in public for nine-months, fined £75 and ordered to pay £40 costs.