A teenager has pleaded guilty to five motoring offences including a hit-and-run collision – with a vehicle he was not yet legally allowed to drive.
Appearing at Newton Abbot Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, the 18-year-old man from Torquay was informed that the most serious of the five offences was driving without due care and attention, while the other offences included failing to stop and provide details after an accident, using a vehicle without third party insurance or a valid MOT, and driving without a licence.
Prosecutor Phil Sewell said a silver Ford Fiesta struck a wall and was driven away. The vehicle was later found unattended near the defendant’s address, leaking liquid and missing its front bumper.
Mr Sewell said: “It was a sharp corner and the car struck the wall. After the accident the driver stopped around a corner to examine the vehicle. His friend then parked the vehicle in Lower Warberry Road and they both ran off.”
Anthony Gillies, mitigating, said there was only ‘minor damage’ to the wall, with one brick being dislodged.
Unfortunately there are still far too many people out there who think it’s OK to drive without a full licence or motor insurance – which is why it’s important to always keep your wits about you and stay safe when behind the wheel.
Safe driving from Britannia!