Drink drivers are banned from the roads

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The following local cases were dealt with by magistrates sitting in Loughborough on November 26 and December 10:

Michal Skuba (22), of Burton Road, Melton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol on Park Road, Melton, on November 9. He was found to have 88 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 milligrammes of blood. The legal limit is 80mg. Skuba was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £300, must pay a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Christopher Thurley (30), of Church Lane, Anstey, pleaded guilty to stealing a TV from a Melton home on October 12 and stealing three cases of lager from the town’s Morrisons store on October 1. He also admitted committing an offence while being subject of a six-month conditional discharge. Thurley was made subject of a 12-month community order, was ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Jake Chapman (21), of Hartopp Road, Melton, admitted failing without reasonable excuse to comply with requirements of a community order by failing to attend appointments on July 20 and October 12. His order was varied, with 10 hours’ unpaid work added.

Ken Fawcett (51), of Ripley, Derbyshire, admitted driving with excess alcohol on Church Close, Hose, on November 7. He was found to have 105 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 milligrammes of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg. He was given a 12-month community order, including 100 hours’ unpaid work, banned from the roads for two years and must pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs.