HEAD-ON COLLISION: A head-on collision in Raby Road, Thornton Hough, in early February led to one of the drivers facing Wirral Magistrates.

Mark Andrew Law, 25, of The Birches, Neston, admitted drink-driving and not having insurance cover.

A test showed approaching four times the permitted alcohol level.

Law claimed after his arrest a friend had made him drive in his drunken condition and it was his fault.

Law was bailed for three weeks for a pre-sentence report and was given an interim driving ban.


DROVE WHILE BANNED: Police who spoke to a motorist at Seacombe Ferry recovered stolen items from the boot of his vehicle and found he was a disqualified driver, Wirral Magistrates heard.

Graham Rothwell, 43, of Palermo Close, Wallasey, admitted theft of floodlights and poles worth £50 belonging to Mersey Ferries, driving while banned, and not having insurance cover.

The court was told he was in breach of a suspended prison sentence imposed at the Crown Court for disqualified driving and perverting the course of justice matters.

Rothwell was sent to the Crown Court for sentence and was bailed to face a judge in the week commencing April 12.


DRINK-DRIVING: A drunken motorist involved in a collision appeared before Wirral Magistrates.

Karen Vickers, 49, of Portland Court in Wellington, Road, Wallasey, was remanded on bail until March 17 for an all options open probation report.

She admitted drink-driving, not having insurance or a licence to cover her, and failing to stop after an accident in Cambridge Road, Wallasey, on February 8.

A breath test showed a reading of 121 microgrammes of alcohol. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates imposed an interim driving disqualification.


ABUSIVE AT HOSPITAL: A 37-year-old man alleged to have been aggressive and abusive at Arrowe Park Hospital was fined £100 by Magistrates.

David Drew of Grosvenor Road, Prenton, admitted using threatening behaviour. He had to pay £100 costs.

Drew elected jury trial on a charge alleging bodily harm assault on the same date.

He was bailed on this matter for eight weeks for committal proceedings.

Drew is also charged with drink-driving. No plea was taken and this matter will also go before the Crown Court in due course.


TEENAGER BAILED: Wirral Magistrates bailed a teenager until April 23 for evidence to be called.

Christopher Thomas Hill, 19, of Vulcan Close, Birkenhead, denied driving while unfit through drugs in Conway Street, Birkenhead, in December.


STOLEN PROPERTY: Electrical components and wiring were discovered at the home of a 47-year-old man detained at the former Mobil Oil Site, Magistrates were told by prosecutor Lionel Cope.

Mark Hughes of The Woodlands, Birkenhead, admitted entering premises in Wallasey Bridge Road, Birkenhead, and stealing the property belonging to Peel Holdings last September, and a second charge of entering the same premises on another occasion with intent to steal.

He was bailed until March 22 for reports before sentence.

Gerald Pachter, defending, said the reason for the offences was purely financial. Hughes was in debt at the time.


COSTLY ARGUMENT: A young man said to have taken out his frustration on a parked car when involved in an argument appeared before Wirral Magistrates.

Sean Hyland, 21, of Rock Lane West, Birkenhead, admitted causing damage to a door and a wing mirror on a car.

It proved costly. He was fined £65, had to pay £188 compensation and additionally £100 costs.


NO COMMENT: A 43-year-old man detained for possession of cannabis resin gave a "no comment" interview to the police, Wirral Magistrates heard.

Paul Bray of Kale Close, West Kirby, admitted unlawful possession of the controlled drug in Grange Road, West Kirby.

He was fined £50 plus £100 costs.


FIVE TIMES LIMIT: A man who drove when almost five times the legal alcohol limit appeared before Wirral Magistrates.

Robert Whitley Bridges,47, of Lough Green, Spital was bailed for a pre-sentence report and was given an interim driving ban.

He admitted drink-driving in Spital in early February.

A breath test showed a reading of 170 microgrammes of alcohol. The legal limit is 35. The legal limit is 35.


STAGGERED OVER ROAD: A drunken man detained after he staggered about the road realised he had been a danger to himself and motorists, defence lawyer Gerald Pachter told Magistrates.

Stephen Patrick Cavanagh, 44, of Harrowby Road, Wallasey, admitted being found drunk in Docks Link Road, Wallasey.

He was fined £50 with one day in default of payment.

The court heard he spent some time in custody after his arrest and the magistrates took this into consideration in reaching their decision.


DRUG FINE: Wirral Magistrates imposed a £65 fine on Jay Anthony Daord, 21, of Beckwith Street, Birkenhead, after he admitted unlawful possession of cocaine at Birkenhead.

He claimed he bought the drug for £50 at a night club and it was for his own use.


SHOP LIFTING: “I’ll take it on the chin”, commented a 35-year-old man arrested for shoplifting.

Brian Doughty of Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead admitted theft of a vacuum cleaner worth £99 from TJ Hughes at Birkenhead.

He walked out without paying. He said he intended to sell the cleaner to get money for heroin.

Doughty was bailed for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.