RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Alex Phipps, 18, Teak Close, Bridgwater, drink driving, £44 fine, £85 costs, £34 victim surcharge, 12 month driving ban (G)

Benjamin David Frederick Rogers, 32, Home Farm, West Quantoxhead, possession of an offensive weapon namely pepper spray, £34 victim surcharge, pepper spray to be forfeited and destroyed by police. (G)

Nikkita Pattison, 20, Hereford Drive, Taunton, driving a vehicle without insurance, fined £120, compensation £400, 6 month driving ban (G)

Geoffrey George Beetlestone, 63, Market Street, Watchet, sexual assault of a minor, community order made, restraining order made.

Ashley Simon Williams, 27, Brean Down Cottages, Brean, drink driving, £461 fine, £46 victim surcharge, £85 to Crown Prosecution Service, 23 month driving ban (G)

Ricky Day, 51, Gulliford Close, Highbridge, speeding, fined £83, £32 victim surcharge, 3 points on driving license. (G)

(G) denotes guilty plea or admits offence. Details supplied by the courts.