RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

John Andrew O'Loughlin, 51, of Priory Bridge Road, Taunton, drink driving, driving while disqualified, eight weeks prison suspended for one year, 150 hours unpaid work, £90 victim surcharge, £85 costs, 60 months driving ban; driving without insurance, no separate penalty. (G).

Karl Vicars, 39, of Allington Close, Taunton, breached a restraining order, one year conditional discharge, £21 victim surcharge. (G).

Talia Dawn Marie Forward, 32, of no fixed address, breached supervision requirements after release from prison, £40 fine; destroyed a window, assault by beating, community order, £90 victim surcharge. (G).

Timothy Peter Rose, 58, of Park Terrace, Minehead, drink driving, £230 fine, £32 victim surcharge, £85 costs, 12 months driving ban. (G).

Mark Ribbons, 38, of Hele, Taunton, assaulted a police officer in the exercise of his functions, community order, 150 hours unpaid work, £100 compensation, £50 costs; breached a suspended prison sentence imposed for drink driving, 182 days prison suspended for 16 months; breached a community order, no action taken. (G).

Metodi Spasov, 42, of no fixed address, theft, one year conditional discharge, £21 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

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