HERE are details of five recent cases heard at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens' Magistrates' Court:

  • A MAN who got behind the wheel with a metabolite of cocaine in his system was disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Kieran McCabe, of Brookside View, Haydock, pleaded guilty to a charge of drug driving.

McCabe, 29, drove a motor vehicle on Peach Grove, Haydock on November 13, 2019 with a proportion of benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, in his blood.

McCabe was banned from the road for 12 months.

He was also fined £180 and made to pay a £32 surcharge to victim services and £85 in CPS costs, making a total of £297.

  • A MAN who pleaded guilty to obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty and driving without insurance and a licence has been fined.

John Prescott, of Lewis Street, St Helens, wilfully obstructed a police constable on June 29.

He also admitted to driving without insurance and without a licence on Parr Street, Fingerpost on the same date.

He was fined £125 for driving without insurance, £50 for obstructing the officer and made to pay a £34 victim services surcharge and £85 in costs to the CPS, making a total of £294.

He was given eight penalty points for driving without insurance. Prescott received no further penalty for the driving without a licence charge.

  • A MAN accused of riding a vehicle while disqualified and of obstructing a police officer will face a magistrates' court trial.

Samuel Robinson, of Bronte Street, Newtown is charged with driving a motor vehicle, namely a Sur Ron bike, while disqualified on April 24 this year. He is also accused of riding it without insurance on Bronte Street and of obstructing a police constable.

Robinson, 27, pleaded not guilty to the three charges. He will face summary trial at the court on December 7 at Sefton Magistrates' Court and has been given unconditional bail until then.

  • A FIFTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD man has pleaded not guilty to an alleged assault of a woman.

Christopher Bridgeham, of Millom Grove, Thatto Heath, denied a charge of assault by beating.

He is accused of an alleged assault on June 6 this year.

He will face trial at the magistrates' court on November 16. Bridgeham was given conditional bail until then.

  • A MAN accused of having a knife on him in a public place has appeared in court.

Richard Thompson, of Fidler Street, Toll Bar indicated a guilty plea to having a black handled carving knife, with a silver blade, approximately 19cm in length, in his possession in Liverpool on April 24.

Thompson, 34, was given unconditional bail as the case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

He will appear back at the court on October 12.