Teenager Banned after Drink Driving Car Accident

A teenager from Plymouth who caused a car accident was over the legal driving limit at the time a court heard.

The 19-year-old crashed into the car after going through traffic lights, Plymouth Magistrates’ Court was told.

The man admitted to charges of drink-driving and driving without due care and attention on March 17th.

A member of the Crown Prosecution Service said that the Vauxhall Corsa, which was carrying passengers, ‘seemed to drive’ through a red light at around 5:30am.

The 19-year-old was breathalyser at the scene and found to have 57 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath, where the legal limit is 35,

The defendant’s solicitor insisted that the man went through the red light on orange and had ‘slept for five hours’ at a friends house before deciding to take them home in the early hours.

The judge disqualified him from driving for 16 months and fined him £415 for the accident. He was then ordered to pay a further £85 costs and £15 victim surcharges.

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