RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

David Gary Bailey, 37, of no fixed address, driving while disqualified, 20 weeks prison, 12 months and 70 days driving ban; three counts of dishonestly made off without paying for fuel, 12 weeks prison (concurrent) on each count; driving without insurance, no separate penalty. (G).

Andrew Walsh, 32, of East Reach, Taunton, theft, community order; theft, £50 compensation; failed to surrender to bail, no separate penalty. (G).

Chelsea Bartlett, 28, of Mill Lane, Bishops Lydeard, driving without insurance, £250 fine, £41 victim surcharge; driving without due care and attention, £160 fine; failed to stop after an accident, £410 fine, £300 compensation. (G).

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