Drugs, drink driving and sending offensive messages - the latest South Shields court cases

The following cases from the South Tyneside area were dealt with by South Northumbria Magistrates’ Court, which sits at both South Shields and Sunderland, recently:

Martin Robert Urwin, 38, of Brownlow Road, South Shields, received a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay a £22 victim surcharge after admitting drunk and disorderly behaviour on September 24.

Michael Nicholas, 22, of Glasgow Road, South Shields, was ordered to pay a £40 fine, £200 compensation and £85 prosecution costs after admitting causing £300 of criminal damage and obstructing a police officer in their duties on September 15.

Kirstie Marie Hart, 32, of Bideford Gardens, South Shields, was fined £120 and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting possessing amphetamines on October 12.

These cases were dealt with by South Northumbria Magistrates' Court, which sits at South Shields, above, and Sunderland.

Dean Henson, 35, of Biddick Hall Drive, South Shields, was banned from driving for 20 months, fined £120 and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting drink driving and driving without insurance on October 12.

Steven Mark Waites, 48, of Hampden Street, South Bank, near Middlesbrough, received five penalty points on his driving licence, was fined £233 and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting speeding at 63 miles per hour through 40 miles per hour roadworks near Testo’s Roundabout on March 23.

Andrew Joseph Maddison, 36, of East Smithy Street, South Shields, received a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay a £21 victim surcharge and £400 costs after admitting sending a grossly offensive electronic message on December 19 last year.

James Kilpatrick, 25, of High Lane Row, Hebburn, was banned from driving for 20 months, fined £120 and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting drink driving on October 10.

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