Our regular round up of people who have appeared in Bolton's courts.

Drug-driver banned

MAGISTRATES have fined a man for driving after taking cocaine.

At Bolton Magistrates’ Court, Ebrahim Bholat, aged 31, of Woodbine Road, Bolton, pleaded guilty to committing the offence whilst driving a Toyota Corolla in Morris Green Lane on June 30.

He was fined £300, banned from holding a licence for 12 months and ordered to pay £115 in costs and charges.

Motorist is banned from driving

A MOTORIST has been banned from holding a licence for 28 months after he was convicted of failing to provide a breath specimen and assaulting a woman.

Bolton magistrates heard how Gary Lever, aged 26, of Langford Gardens, Bolton, committed the motoring offence on September 15 in Bolton and assaulted the woman the previous day.

He pleaded guilty to both offences and was sentenced to carry out 100 days unpaid work.

He must also participate in 25 days of rehabilitation activities, pay £250 compensation and pay a total of £170 in costs and charges.

Teenager sentenced

A TEENAGER has been ordered to carry out unpaid work for 250 hours after being convicted of assaulting a woman.

At Bolton Magistrates’ Court Courtney Freakley, aged 19, of Chorley Road, Westhoughton, denied committing the offence on March 17, but was found guilty after a trial.

In addition to the unpaid work, which will be supervised by the probation service and must be completed by October next year, Freakley was ordered to pay her victim £150 compensation.

The court also told Freakley that she must pay £640 in prosecution costs plus an £85 victim surcharge.

Drink-driver sentenced

MAGISTRATES have sentenced a drink-driver to a suspended prison sentence after he was caught behind the wheel of a Toyota Yaris in Chorley New Road, Horwich, on September 5.

Alfredis Bardauskis, aged 35, of Queensgate, Bolton, pleaded guilty to having consumed more than twice the legal alcohol limit and driving without a licence or insurance.

At Bolton Magistrates’ Court he was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, must carry out 200 hours unpaid work and was banned from holding a licence for 48 months.

Electronic tag for trespasser

A MAN has been fitted with an electronic tag after admitting trespassing on the railway lines at Blackpool North Railway Station and assaulting two police officers.

At Bolton Magistrates’ Court Jamie Cooper, aged 26, of Crossmoor Drive, Tonge Moor, pleaded guilty to committing the offences on August 8.

The court sentenced him to a monitored 7pm to 7am curfew for six weeks.

He must also pay his victims and Network Rail a total of £1,200 in compensation and he must participate in 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

Vagrant banned from begging

A VAGRANT has been banned from begging or placing himself in a position to beg in the town centre for two years.

At Bolton Magistrates’ Court John Devaney, aged 33, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to begging in Hotel Street outside Marks and Spencer on six occasions in July and August.

A criminal behaviour order was made and he was fined £350 but was detained at the courthouse for a day instead in lieu of payment.