A Brierley Hill man had to be pava sprayed – similar to a pepper spray - and removed from a property when he became aggressive to a woman.

Josh Morris has been bound over in the sum of £200 for 12 months to keep the peace, especially towards Anna Penn.

Morris, aged 27, of Hawbush Road, Hawbush, Brierley Hill, admitted a breach of the peace.

Other cases at Dudley Magistrates Court included:

Drink-driving has cost a 74-year-old Lye man £289 and his driving licence.

Albert Dunn, of Love Lane, was banned for 18 months for driving over the limit in Pedmore Road, Lye.

But magistrates said the ban could be reduced by 18 weeks if he completes a course.

Dunn admitted the charge. He had 71 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the limit is 35.

He was fined £120 and must pay the rest in court costs and victim fund surcharge.

A banned driver who caused an accident that injured someone while over the limit has a prison sentence hanging over him.

Magistrates said the offence was so serious he should go to prison for 18 weeks, but suspended the sentence because of the chance he could be rehabilitated.

Chad Bill, aged 20, of Lister Road, Kates Hill, Dudley, had only recently been disqualified when ‘his poor driving’ at Cinder Bank, Netherton, resulted in an accident causing injury.

Bill, who pleaded guilty to drink-driving and driving without due care, a licence or insurance, was ordered to carry out 100 hours community work and pay £128 to fund victim services.

A DUDLEY man has been fined £400 after being caught drink-driving in a car park.

John Joseph Cronin, aged 45, of Warrens Hall Road pleaded guilty to driving over the alcohol limit in Warrens Hall Park Public Car Park.

He had 105 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 35.

He was also ordered to pay £175 in costs and banned from driving for 56 days.

A Dudley woman has been ordered to pay £770 for assault.

Courtney Haffner, aged 21, of Hawkesley Road, Russells Hall, admitted causing actual bodily harm to Adrian Albrighton.

She must carry out 100 hours unpaid voluntary work and pay £500 compensation, £85 to the victim service fund and £185 in court costs.