Cumbrian learner driver twice alcohol limit when he crashed
Last updated at 14:42, Wednesday, 02 July 2014
A learner driver has narrowly avoided jail for drink-driving – after he crashed into a sign.
Andrew Dunn, of The Gavels, Great Clifton, near Workington, admitted four separate driving offences – including dangerous driving – despite not yet having even passed his driving test.
The 19-year-old appeared before West Cumbria Magistrates’ Court, where he was sentenced to a three-month jail term.
However, magistrates agreed to suspend the prison time for a year on the condition Dunn completes a 12-month supervision order and carries out 250 hours of unpaid work.
Magistrates said their sentence was due to the combination of poor driving – while an unsupervised learner driver – and while he was nearly twice the legal limit.
A spokesman from Cumbria police confirmed that the charges related to an incident on the A595 on May 23.
An off-duty police officer contacted the force at about 3.10am after spotting a suspected drink-driver in a VW Polo.
The police spokesman added: “The vehicle was involved in a road traffic collision at the Fell View roundabout when the driver collided with a ‘keep left’ sign. He caused damage to two sides of the roundabout, on the Wigton and Cockermouth sides.”
Dunn admitted drink-driving, driving otherwise than in accordance with his driving licence, driving without insurance and dangerous driving.
As well as the suspended sentence, magistrates disqualified him from holding or obtaining a driving licence for two years and ordered him to pay £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.
First published at 14:41, Wednesday, 02 July 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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