A MAN was told last Thursday that if he continues smoking and drinking instead of paying his court fines he will go to prison.
Marc Leaworthy, 27, appeared before Selby magistrates admitting breaching a community order, but it was then discovered that he had not been paying fines.
The court heard that the order was originally imposed after Leaworthy had drunkenly reversed a car into the front of a police van and then, after almost falling from the driver’s seat, refused to provide a sample of breath.
He admitted missing two unpaid work appointments and had only competed 36 hours of 120 hours. It then came to light that Leaworthy, who lives on the Scalm Park caravan site, Wistow, had not been paying his fines and owed the court £650.
Harry Bayman, mitigating, said that at the time of the original offence his client had been working as an apprentice for the local council, but had been dismissed as a result of losing his driving licence.
The court heard that Leaworthy had had medical notes for depression, but on being contacted by the probation service his doctor had said that one day a week doing community work would probably be of help to his patient and that he would not wish to stop him doing the hours.
The court sentenced Leaworthy to a suspended 28 day prison sentence for nonpayment of fines. For breaching the order Leaworthy was told he would be given an extra two months to complete the unpaid work order, to which an additional 14 hours would be added.
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