A TEENAGER who stole a car and crashed into six other vehicles whilst drunk has been sentenced to six weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months. Manchester magistrates heard how Tyisha Morgan, aged 19, of Masefield Avenue, Radcliffe, took the VW Golf on July 26 last year and drove it on Coronation Road, Radcliffe. She pleaded guilty to taking a vehicle without consent, having no licence or insurance, drink driving and failing to stop after an accident. As part of her sentence Morgan was ordered to do 40 hours of unpaid work. She must also pay her victims a total of £750 in compensation and was banned from applying for a driving licence for 18 months.

A DRIVER who had drunk almost three times the legal alcohol level has been electronically tagged. Manchester magistrates heard how Paul Davis, aged 38, of West View Grove, Whitefield was caught behind the wheel of a Honda Civic on Newlands Avenue, Whitefield, on February 2. He pleaded guilty to committing the offence and was sentenced to a 7pm to 7am curfew for four months. In addition he was ordered to have treatment of alcohol addiction for 12 months, must participate in 10 days of rehabilitation activities and pay £175 in costs and charges.

MAGISTRATES have jailed a woman for eight weeks after she pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour on September 14 last year. The court heard that Rebecca Smith, aged 47, of Downham Grove, Prestwich, has a history of previous offending. In addition the the jail sentence, Smith was ordered to pay £207 in costs and charges and a restraining order was made banned her from contacting her victim.

A SHOPLIFTER who stole toiletries and dishwasher tablets has been sentenced to a 7pm to 7am curfew for 12 weeks by Manchester magistrates. Anthony Harris, aged 31, of Cateaton Street, Bury, pleaded guilty to committing the offences in Poundland on February 11 and Saver Stores on February 8. The court ordered that Harris should be electronically tagged and must pay £34 in compensation.

A MAN who was drunk and disorderly at Bury Interchange on November 28 last year has been fined £220 plus £117 in costs and charges by Manchester magistrates. Dion Holt, of no fixed address, had denied committing the offence but was convicted following a trial.

MANCHESTER magistrates have order a man to keep the peace for six months or face forfeiting £100. Serge Gouveia, aged 30, of Bolton Road, Radcliffe, had admitted breaching the peace on February 21.

A MAN who was caught drink driving in the McDonalds car park at Woodfield Retail Park has been banned from holding a licence for 15 months. At Manchester Magistrates' Court Liam Porter, aged 29, of Bleak Street, Bolton, admitted committing the offence whilst driving a BMW 3 series on September 1 last year. He was also fined £41 and ordered to pay £117 in costs and charges.