A WOMAN from Kidderminster was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work after she drove a car while she was over double the legal alcohol limit and while disqualified from driving.

Lorna Smith, of Jubilee Drive, denied being over the drink drive limit, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified from holding a licence, but was found guilty of all three charges.

When she was stopped in Blackwell Street on August 2, Smith had 80 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Appearing at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, November 11, the 33-year-old was ordered to pay a total of £395 in costs.

She was also disqualified from driving for four years and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

On Tuesday, November 10, a man from West Bromwich was fined for driving in Stourport while under the influence of drugs.

Karl Stirling, aged 58, of Austen Walk, was caught in possession of a quantity of cocaine in Stourport on April 10 this year.

He admitted the offence and also pleaded guilty to driving a BMW in Dunley Road while there was Benzoylecgonine and Delta-9-THC in his system.

Stirling was fined £280 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32.

He was also banned from driving for 18 months.

In another case, an elderly man from Kidderminster was fined for causing nearly £2,000 worth of damage to a car.

Keith Cheshire, of Neville Avenue, pleaded guilty to damaging a Vauxhall Insignia belonging to Amada UK. The incident happened in Stourport in June and caused £1,916 worth of damage to the vehicle.

Cheshire also admitted pursuing a course of conduct which amounted to the stalking of a woman in Kidderminster by loitering outside her home address on several occasions because he thought she was in a new relationship.

The 72-year-old was fined £235 and ordered to pay compensation totalling £1,796.70, plus a £34 victim surcharge.

Magistrates put in place a restraining order, prohibiting Cheshire from contacting the woman he stalked or from entering the road where she lives within the next year.

In another case at court that day, a Kidderminster man admitted threatening to set fire to a woman's car.

Joshua Turner, aged 26, of Homfray Road, pleaded guilty to making the threat on October 15.

Magistrates made a community order, requiring Turner to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work.

He must also pay a £95 victim surcharge on top of £185 in court costs.