In Lincolnshire’s courts...


The following cases were heard at Skegness Magistrates’ Courts on October 13.

• Melanie Newton

A 22-year-old Alford woman may lose her job in a nursery because she will fail the CRB check 
after her conviction for drink driving, a court has been told.

Melanie Newton, of Hamilton Road, admitted driving with excess alcohol when she appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court on October 13.

The court was told that she was seen to be driving too fast as she approached a police car at 2.10am on September 13 in Skegness and when she gave a breath test was found to have a reading of 60 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Mitigating, Carrie Simpson said Newton had a few drinks at work before going out.

“This conviction may affect her CRB check at the nursery where she works and she may lose her job,” she told the magistrates.

Newton was fined £120 and ordered to pay £255 in costs and charges. She was disqualified from driving for 17 months but was offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation programme which would 
reduce the period of disqualification by 17 weeks.

• Jasmin Louise Johnson

A 21-year-old woman, who stole from a Mablethorpe supermarket four times in a week, had an ‘entrenched drugs habit’ since she was 15, a court has been told.

Jasmin Louise Johnson, of Trusthorpe Road, Sutton on Sea, admitted stealing meat on four occasions between July 10 and 18 from the Co-op in Mablethorpe when she appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court on October 13.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said she had an ‘entrenched drugs habit’ and sold the meat to buy drugs.

Beris Brickles, mitigating, said Johnson had been a heroin user since she was 15 years old and was now seven months pregnant. He said she was registered with DART, the drug dependency organisation, and had shown significant improvement.

Magistrates adjourned for sentencing on November 24 and called for a report 
from the Probation Service.

• Dennis William Walters

Dennis William Walters, 63, of School Lane, North Cockerington, has admitted driving while more than three times the drink-drive limit 
in Louth on September 9.

Walters pleaded guilty to driving with 115 millilitres of alcohol per 100 ml of breath when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court on October 13.

Walters was disqualified from driving for 28 months, but was offered a rehabilitation course which would reduce the disqualification by 28 weeks.

He was also given a 12 month community order, a 14 day drink impaired drivers programme, and he must pay £295 in costs and charges.