An Oakridge man has been given a fine after he drove through Hook at more than double the speed limit.

Mariusz Nosarzewski, of Westray Close, was driving his Mercedes-Benz on the A30 London Road through the village at 70 miles per hour in December 2019.

The speed limit for that section of the road is 30 miles per hour.

The 38-year-old had originally admitted the offence, but changed his plea when appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court in October last year.

He was convicted by magistrates on Monday.

Nosarzewski was given a £300 fine and six points on his driving licence.

Additionally, he was ordered to pay costs of £200 and a victim surcharge of £32.

A man has appeared in court accused of blackmail.

Luke James Bannerman, of Harding Close in Sutton Scotney, allegedly blackmailed a woman in November last year.

The 26-year-old is also accused of threatening to damage the woman’s car a day earlier, and threatening another person via a Facebook message.

The defendant will go before Winchester Crown Court on March 10.

He has been released on conditional bail, and must not enter a street in Sutton Scotney.

A man who allegedly assaulted two detention officers in Basingstoke is set to stand trial.

Aaron Paul Pearce, of Poppy Close in Andover, is charged with assaulting Lucas Wicks and William Henderson-Parish in Basingstoke last Thursday (February 4).

The 44-year-old also denied assaulting a woman in Andover a day earlier.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last week, Pearce elected trial by jury.

He has been remanded into custody and will appear before Winchester Crown Court on March 10.

A man has been ordered to pay more than £300 after admitting damaging someone’s car.

Merle Darren Leaman, of no fixed abode, admitting to damaging the Kia Sportage in Tadley on November 30, 2020.

The 40-year-old, who pleaded guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court earlier this week, was ordered to pay compensation of £275.

He was also given a court order to pay £25 in costs and £32 in a victim surcharge.

A man from Surrey has been banned from driving for three years after being found behind the wheel whilst under the influence of cocaine and cannabis in Whitchurch.

Lee James Riley, of Hewlett Place in Bagshot, was driving a Vauxhall Corsa on Micheldever Road in June 2020 whilst over the drug-drive limit.

He had 3.5 micrograms of THC - a breakdown product of cannabis - per litre of blood, when the legal limit is 2.

Additionally, he was found to have 105 micrograms of benzoylecgonine - a breakdown product of cocaine - per litre of blood, when the legal limit is 50.

The 34-year-old was fined £200 for each offence, and disqualified from driving for three years.

He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £40 and costs of £30.

A Chineham woman was more than three times the drink-drive limit.

Emma Rose Williams, of Four Lanes Close, was driving a Ford Fiesta at Black Dam Roundabout last December when she was under the influence of alcohol.

A breath test revealed 132 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of her breath, where the legal limit is 35.

Admitting the offence at Magistrates’ Court last week, Williams was fined £861 and banned from driving for 32 months.

The 24-year-old must also pay a victim surcharge of £86 and costs of £85.