South Shields man interfered with cars while drunk
A South Tyneside man who illegally interfered with two cars while under the influence of alcohol has been handed a community order by a court.
Daniel Flood, 41, of Belgrave Terrace, South Shields, committed the crimes in Johnson Street and Palmerston Street, near West Park, also South Shields, last September.
South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard Flood had serious alcohol issues but was making attempts to turn his life around and was engaging with support services.
He had pleaded guilty to two charges of interfering with a motor vehicle at a previous hearing and admitted breaching his bail conditions when he appeared before the court on April 20.
The court heard he had been on bail awaiting sentence since October 10 and had breached his conditions by breaking a 9pm to 7am home curfew.
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Val Bell, defending, said the vehicle crimes had been committed while Flood was drunk.
District Judge Kathryn Meek handed him a 12-month community order with a requirement to complete 20 rehabilitation days’ work with the Probation Service.
She also made him subject to a further four week curfew of 7pm to 7am and he must pay a £90 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.
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