A MAN has been handed a community order after failing to provide a breathalyser test when driving a vehicle in Basingstoke last year.

Mindaugas Siusis, of Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, Kent, denied the offence, which occurred on November 3 2019.

However, on October 1 2021 he was found guilty.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on November 1, the 43-year-old was given a community order made up of an electronically-tagged curfew between 9pm and 5am, and 10 rehabilitation activity days.

He must also pay £500 in costs, and is disqualified from driving for a year.

A MAN has been handed a fine for driving while intoxicated and without necessary insurance, while disqualified, in Kingsclere last year.

Robert Amos Black, of Parsons Close, Newbury, was driving a Vauxhall Corsa on Union Lane, Kingsclere on December 13 2020 while above the legal alcohol limit.

The 53-year-old had 93 microgrammes of alcohol in 1090 millilitres of breath.

He also did not have the necessary insurance in place, and was disqualified from driving at the time.

He previously denied the offences, but changed his plea and admitted the charges at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on November 1.

He was handed a fine of £120 for being over the limit and £80 for driving while disqualified, as well as a surcharge of £34.

He was also disqualified from driving for three years.

AN NHS worker has lodged an appeal after being found guilty of driving on the motorway near Basingstoke at nearly 100 miles per hour.

Kwabena Poku, of Beaconsfield Road, Mottingham, London, was driving a Mercedes on the M3 Southbound at Junction 7 on May 25 2020 at 98 miles per hour, when the limit is 70.

The 37-year-old denied the offence, but was found guilty in a trial at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on November 1 2021.

He was fined £240, as well as a surcharge of £34 and costs of £500.

He was also given six penalty points on his license.

However, Poku has since lodged an appeal against the decision on November 3.

A BASINGSTOKE man has admitted to being in possession of cannabis and drink driving in the town last year.

Ciaran Boyle, of Cayman Close, was driving along his street on October 16 2020 while over the legal alcohol limit.

The 27-year-old had 48 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 mililietres of breath.

He was also in possession of a quantity of cannabis, a class B controlled drug.

Boyle admitted the offences at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on November 2 2021.

He was fined £120, as well as a surcharge of £34 and costs of £35.

He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.

A BASINGSTOKE man has been handed a community order after carrying a hammer in a public place and causing damage to a vehicle.

Nathan Ashley Rogers, of Tavernor Close, had the weapon on Martin Close on August 17 2020.

The 32-year-old also damaged a Nissan vehicle belonging to Puspa Limbu.

Rogers had previously denied the charges, but chanmged his plea and admitted the offences at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on November 3 2021.

This was taken into account by magistrates, and he was handed a community order which requires him to complete up to 20 rehabiliation days.

He must also pay a fine of £162, a surcharge of £95, and costs of £80.

In addition, a forfeiture and destruction order was made against the hammer.