A round-up of cases dealt with by magistrates recently.

Drink driving

A man from Westhoughton who was found to be more than three times over the drink drive limit has been banned from driving for more than two years. Paul Atherton was spotted on Coupland Road in Wigan while driving his Fiat Panda on June 14 this year. The 60-year-old was found to have 111 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than three times the legal limit of 35mcg per 100ml of breath. Atherton, aged 60, admitted the offence when he appeared at Wigan Magistrates Court on Wednesday, August 24 and was made the subject of a community order to last for a year. He was ordered to undergo treatment for alcohol dependency for nine months and was placed on a curfew requiring him to remain at his home in Hindley Road, Westhoughton, between 7pm and 7am for 16 weeks. He was also ordered to complete 10 rehabilitation activity requirement days and has been banned from the roads for 28 months, but given the chance to reduce this by 28 weeks if he completes a course.

Unpaid work

A man has been fined after failing to carry out unpaid work he was ordered to do for a previous sentence.

At Wigan Magistrates Court Sean Whittle, aged 27 of Victory Road, Little Lever, admitted that he had failed to attend for unpaid work on May 28 and June 4 this year without giving a reasonable excuse. He had first been given the unpaid work order by Manchester Magistrates Court on March 16. He was ordered to continue his unpaid work and was given a fine of £115.

Mercedes drink driving

A man has been fined and banned from the roads after admitting to drink driving in a Mercedes. Mark James Barret, aged 26 of Clarenden Road, Bolton, admitted to Wigan Magistrates Court that he had driven the black Mercedes on Hengist Street after drinking so much alcohol that he was over the legal limit. He pleaded guilty on August 10 and as a result has been banned from driving for 20 months. Barret also has to pay a fine of £400 with a victim surcharge of £34 and costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Shard of glass

A woman has been fined and given a community order after carrying a shard of glass in Bolton. Kaytlin Perrin, aged 19 of Irwell Avenue, Little Hulton admitted to Wigan Magistrates Court that she had been carrying the shard on Lostock Road, Bolton on June 6 last year.She also admitted to trespassing at Brogan Court and to resisting arrest the day before on June 5. Perrin was given a community order to complete 20 days of rehabilitation requirement activities and was fined £120.