Kendal drink driver who fled on foot following accident gets 18 month ban

Kendal drink driver who fled on foot following accident gets 18 month ban

Kendal drink driver who fled on foot following accident gets 18 month ban

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A DRINK driver who crashed his car and fled on foot was banned from driving and ordered to pay out more than £500 in fines and costs.

Adam Christopher Parker, of Queen Katherine Street, Kendal, pleaded guilty to driving over the legal alcohol limit and failing to stop after a road accident when he appeared at South Lakeland Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard the 21-year-old got behind the wheel after a five-and-a-half hour session of drinking pints and shots in Kendal on June 8.

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Lisa Hine, prosecuting, said Parker crashed his Volkswagen Golf into and damaged a mobile traffic sign at Plumgarths, Kendal, at about 5am, before abandoning the car to run down Windermere Road to find his friend.

Ms Hine added that police found Parker with a friend where he identified himself as the driver and admitted: “I’ve messed up.”

A roadside breath test found he had 72 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35.

In mitigation, David Mainwaring said Parker, who has been driving for two-and-a-half years, bitterly regretted his actions and he could not explain why he did it.

Parker was banned from driving for 18 months and fined £250 for driving over the limit.

He was also ordered to pay a £150 fine for failing to stop, £85 court costs and a £25 victim surcharge.

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