The latest news from Nottinghamshire's courts...
CHRISTOPHER Bellingham, 53, of Coopersale Road, East London, has been fined £1,000 for drink-driving on December 2. He was driving on the M1 northbound at Greasley with 67 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35. He has also been ordered to pay a £100 victim surcharge and costs of £85. He entered a guilty plea to drink-driving at a hearing at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on December 17. He was disqualified from driving for 17 months.
MELANIE Guy, 37, of Emerald Grove, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, has been accused of drink-driving, She is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court, charged with driving over the limit in Stapleford on April 25. Her case was adjourned until January 8.
SIMON Blackham, 41, of Leake Lane, of Stanford on Soar, pleaded guilty to speeding in a Renault Megane in Colwick on November 15. Magistrates in Nottingham heard he was speeding in excess of 30mph. His case was adjourned until January 11. The hearing will consider if there are any mitigating circumstances, including exceptional hardship, for not ordering a driving disqualification.
MARK Bell, 29, of Beauvale Road, The Meadows, pleaded guilty to drink-driving in a VW Polo car in Carlton on December 1. He had 57 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, when the legal limit is 35. Magistrates in Nottingham imposed a £160 fine, ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and cost of £85. He was banned from driving for 40 months. No separate penalty was given for further admitted offences of driving the Polo without insurance or a licence on the same date.
NATHAN Willetts , 20, of North Hill Avenue, Hucknall, has been fined £125 for being drunk and disorderly in Nottingham on December 2. Magistrates in Nottingham dealt with him after he entered a guilty plea to being drunk and disorderly. As well as the fine, he is required to pay a £20 victim surcharge and costs of £85.
ERNESTAS Butkus, 39, of Atherstone Avenue, Peterborough, admitted two charges at Nottingham Magistrates' Court. He drove a Ford Transit van in Kirklington Road, Southwell, when disqualified from driving on October 9.
He also used the vehicle without insurance on the same date. He is on unconditional bail to return to court on February 7.
THOMAS Mucheru , 22, of Penrhyn Close, St Ann's, has been dealt with by magistrates for assaulting a police officer.
In one of the attacks he used handcuffs as a weapon, Nottingham justices heard.
Mucheru admitted assaulting three Police Constables in St Ann's on November 25 and he pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting works or behaviour on the same date.
For the assaults he was given an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, because the offences were considered to be so serious and were committed in drink.
However, the court heard he was of previous good character, had been assessed by the Probation Service as a low risk and was remorseful. He will be supervised by the Probation Service for 12 months and must do 90 hours of unpaid work in that time.
ANDREW Wright, 48, of Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, received a community order for a public order offence. He admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour toward two people in New Basford on September 14. He has been ordered to take part in a Controlling Anger and Learning to Manage it programme.
He will be supervised by the Probation Service for 18 months. He has been ordered to pay compensation of £50 to one of the victims, of New Basford.
No separate penalty has been imposed for resisting a Police Constable in the execution of his duty in New Basford on September 14, 2012. His guilty plea was taken into account when sentence was imposed.
NICHOLAS Tanswell , 31, of Pearson Close, Beeston, has been fined £250 for a road traffic offence. He pleaded guilty to failing to provide a breath test for analysis in Beeston on December 3. Magistrates in Nottingham imposed the fine, a requirement to pay a £25 victim surcharge and costs of £85. He was banned from driving for 16 months.
LYNETTE Wallace, 42, of Allendale Avenue, Aspley, denies a series of offences. She pleads not guilty to theft, after it is alleged she stole beer from The Beacon pub, Beechdale, on December 2. She is further charged with assaulting a Police Constable, a Special Police Constable and two males on the same date. She has been granted conditional bail to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court for her trial on February 21.
GARY Smith, 47, of Mansfield Road, Papplewick, is accused of an offence under the 2003 Communications Act. He denies he made a grossly offensive telephone call in Carlton on June 22.
He is on conditional bail until his trial at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on February 20 at 2pm.