Crash teenager in court

A TEENAGER who persuaded a friend to let him have a go at driving , crashed a car into a garden wall and drove off, a court heard. Craig Golightly, 18, of Field Road, Ramsey, had been out with friends in the early hours of Saturday, January 27, when he p

A TEENAGER who persuaded a friend to let him "have a go at driving", crashed a car into a garden wall and drove off, a court heard.

Craig Golightly, 18, of Field Road, Ramsey, had been out with friends in the early hours of Saturday, January 27, when he persuaded a friend to let him drive her Fiat Punto.

At Huntingdon Magistrates' Court last week, the teenager pleaded guilty to failing to stop after an accident.

Prosecutor John Nooijen said Golightly had reversed into a wall in Sandringham Drive, Ramsey Forty Foot.

After a brief discussion and change of driver, the car drove off, Mr Nooijen said.

Golightly had passed his driving test in 2006, and held fully comprehensive insurance.

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Mitigating, David Potter said the incident had caused "distress and embarrassment" to Golightly and his parents.

Magistrates gave Golightly five penalty points and ordered him to pay £250 compensation to the owner of the wall.

He was also fined £100 and ordered to pay £35 costs.

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