August 24, 2015

Driver Caught Speeding In Smashed Car

A motorist who failed to stop after colliding with a lorry and carried on driving his smashed-up car at speeds of up to 90mph has been spared jail.

Michael McCluskey continued for more than 40 miles on a motorway despite extensive damage to his grey Vauxhall Insignia, including a smashed windscreen, caved-in roof and severe dents.

The car had also been running on a skinny space-saving spare wheel because of a puncture the previous day and was not supposed to be driven at more than 50mph.

At a hearing, McCluskey admitted charges of driving dangerously and failing to stop after an accident.

Recorder Jeremy Wright handed McCluskey a 10-month prison sentence suspended for two years, ordered him to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work and pay court costs of £350. He was also banned from driving for 18 months.

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