Teenager went to bed before reporting crash
A teenage driver who smashed into a wall in the early hours left the car and went to bed before reporting the crash, a court heard.
George Charnley (18) lost control of the Vauxhall Astra in Skipton Old Road in Colne and had to climb out of the passenger door as the driver’s side was substantially damaged. He had a friend with him in the vehicle. Both were unhurt.
Burnley magistrates were told how Charnley told police he had panicked, as it was the first accident he had had. He reported it when he woke up several hours later.
The defendant, a new driver, will keep his licence, after the... read more
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