January 8, 2015

15 year-old Caught Drink-driving Mum’s Car

A 15-year-old boy had reportedly drank seven bottles of beer and three ciders before taking his mum’s car and crashing into several parked vehicles in Greenhithe.

Police were called after reports of damage to other vehicles and he was found to be more than twice the drink-drive limit. He woke his mum to tell her the car had been stolen before later confessing to taking the keys.

He pleaded guilty to four charges at Medway Youth Court. These included driving a car when above the legal alcohol limit, driving without a licence and insurance and aggravated vehicle taking.

Magistrates sentenced him to a 17-month disqualification order from driving, which comes into immediate effect even though he is still too young to drive legally. He was also given a nine-month referral order and ordered to pay £100 court costs.

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