SWINDON: A van driver caught behind the wheel when he was more than three times the legal alcohol limit has been banned from the roads for 25 months.

Jamie Ralph, 29, of Ermin Walk, Thatcham, Berks was given 100 hours of unpaid work after he admitted drink driving on Great Western Way on February 9.

Swindon magistrates heard a test showed he had a level of 114 mcg of alcohol in his system. The legal limit is 35.

He was made the subject of a 12-month community order and told to pay £170 in victim surcharge and court costs.

PENHILL: Dean Hanman was jailed for 20 weeks after admitting a series of alcohol thefts worth more than £700 from Asda.

Swindon magistrates said they imposed the sentence because the offences were serious and he had a flagrant disregard for people and their property.

They heard he took alcohol from Asda on January 11, £200 of booze from Asda Walmart Supercentre on January 21, £200 more from the same store on February 23, £100 -worth on February 25 and a haul valued at £215 on March 4.

He was instructed to pay £500 compensation and a £115 victim surcharge.

SWINDON: Wesley Auburn, 48, of County Road was given a £110 bill by Swindon magistrates after he admitted the theft of £247 - worth of clothes.

Auburn stole the clothing from Marks and Spence on February 8.

He was fined £40 with a £30 contribution towards victim services and £40 prosecution costs on top.

He also admitted failing to comply with a community order imposed in August last year and was given a four-week tagged curfew with extra costs of £30.

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: A pair who stole £60 headphones from Tesco have been told to pay £30 each.

Kelly and Matthew Croft of Lime Kiln, 34 and 39, pleaded guilty to carrying out the theft on July 17. They were each given a 12-month conditional discharge with a £20 victim surcharge and £40 costs.

PENHILL: Robert Kill, 28, of Inglesham Road has to pay more than £400 after stealing two mountain bikes.

Kill took a £400 Orbea bike and a Carerra Vengeance valued at £264 on May 13 last year jointly with a boy of 16. He admitted both charges and was given a 12-month community order with 167 hours of unpaid work.

The court heard he was already on community orders imposed in January for the theft of a bike and in October last year for driving while disqualified.

He also has to pay £332 compensation to the victims and £85 towards prosecution costs.

SWINDON: Kevin Thompson, 36, of Cranmore Avenue, must pay compensation to a police officer after carrying out an assault on him.

Thompson admitted assaulting an emergency services worker and was fined £245 with £100 compensation and £85 prosecution costs.

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Alastair Walczak, 23, of Ravendale, East Wichel, was banned from driving for a year and fined £180 for drink driving.

Swindon magistrates heard he gave a reading of 51 mcg when he was breath tested after being stopped on the B4696 at the junction with the B4042 on February 9.

He pleaded guilty and was instructed to pay £115 in victim surcharge and prosecution costs.

SWINDON: Harriet Buck, 20, of Bramwell Close was banned from driving for 28 days after she admitted driving carelessly in Church Walk and failing to report an accident.

Buck’s Toyota Aygo damaged a bike on September 2.

She was ordered to pay a total of £161 including a £46 fine.

WALCOT: Lee Fitzgerald, 23, of Maitland Road Walcot pleaded guilty to fencing a £340 Raleigh Activ Spectrum bike.

He was fined £31 by Swindon magistrates and ordered to pay £115 victim surcharge and court costs.

SWINDON: Jayne Rendell, 29, of Spruce Court, pleaded guilty to stealing a £12 phone charger from Robert Dyas on September 30.

She was given a 12-month conditional discharge and instructed to pay prosecution costs of £85 and £20 towards victim services.

SWINDON: David Trask, 33, was ordered to pay £235 after he admitted failing to provide a specimen of blood to police investigating a motoring offence.

Swindon magistrates disqualified him from driving for 12 months and fined him £120 with £115 prosecution costs and victim surcharge.