Cornwall courts: police assaulted and hospital drink driving

As court hearings return to normal, here is a round up of the some of the cases heard by magistrates in Truro recently.

Assaulting a police officer landed a teenager from Illogan in court.

Liam Christopher Shane Bridger of Oxland Road pleaded guilty to assaulting PC Haines on June 4 at Perranporth, by beating him.

Magistrates in Truro sentenced 18-year-old Bridger to a community order of 150 hours unpaid work over the next 12 months.

He must also pay £100 compensation to PC Haines, along with the £85 prosecution costs and a £90 surcharge to fund victim services.

Drink driving at the Royal Cornwall Hospital has cost a woman from Perranwell Station her licence.

Sally Christine Perkins, of Westmoor Crescent, had 114 milligrammes of alcohol in every 100 millilitres of blood when tested – the legal limit being 80 milligrammes.

She pleaded guilty to driving a blue Citroen in the grounds of the Treliske hospital in Truro on December 13 when she was over the prescribed alcohol limit.

Perkins, aged 50, was banned from driving for 14 months and fined £120.

She also had to pay £85 prosecution costs and a £32 victim services surcharge when she appeared before magistrates in Truro.

A woman from St Keverne has been electronically tagged after driving whilst disqualified.

Kimberley Jade Paulet, who lives on the High Street, was given a six-week curfew by magistrates in Truro, to stay at her home address between 9pm and 6am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until one minute before midnight on August 19.

She will be monitored electronically during this time.

It was after she pleaded guilty to driving a silver Citroen along Meneage Road in Helston on July 16, when she was already disqualified from being behind the wheel.

She also admitted having no insurance for the car.

The 32-year-old was banned from having a driving licence for eight months and told to pay a £90 surcharge for victim services, but was not ordered to pay prosecution costs due to lack of means.

Driving whilst disqualified has left a man having to carry out community service.

Richard Colin Dower, of Sparnon Hill, Redruth, plead guilty to driving a silver Ford Fiesta on Foundry Road in Camborne on February 17, when he was already disqualified from having a driving licence.

He also had no appropriate driving test certificate or insurance for the car.

Dower, aged 36, was fined £20 by magistrates in Truro and ordered to complete up to 30 days of rehabilitation activities.

He was also banned from having a driving licence for 17 months and told to pay £85 prosecution costs plus a £90 surcharge to fund victim services.

A 58-year-old man who damaged two car windows has been given a conditional discharge by the courts.

William Charles Huckfield admitted damaging the windows belonging to Mark Terry in Leedstown, which magistrates in Truro heard were worth £200.

For the offence dating back to November 7 last year, Huckfield of Centenary Street in Camborne was given a 12-month conditional discharge but told he must pay £320 in compensation.

A Lithuanian man living in Camborne has been banned from driving for almost ten months after he was caught behind the wheel while already disqualified.

Aurimas Bumblys, of Polwheal Road, Tolvaddon pleaded guilty to committing the offence in Redruth on April 5, when he drove a silver Vauxhall Corsa on Mount Whistle Road.

The 25-year-old also admitted driving the same car on the same date without having any insurance for it.

Bumblys was banned from driving for nine months and 27 days by magistrates in Truro.

He was also fined £300 and ordered to pay £85 costs plus a £32 surcharge for victim services.