Son who wrote off mum's car sentenced

A learner driver who took his mum's car when she was away and wrote it off has been ordered to do 150 hours' unpaid work.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 15 December, 2017, 11:20
Berwick Magistrates' Court

James Gilroy, 20, of Knowehead, Tweedmouth, had pleaded guilty to charges of driving with excess alcohol, with no insurance, without a licence and aggravated vehicle-taking.

At a previous hearing, Berwick magistrates were told the defendant was also nearly two times over the drink-drive limit when the crash happened on Prior Park in the early hours of October 29. He had taken his mother’s Fiat Punto without her knowledge when she was in Glasgow for the weekend but crashed into railings on Dean Drive around 3.30am. A passenger in the vehicle suffered a minor head injury.

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Last Thursday, the defendant was banned from driving for 18 months and ordered to undertake a drink-driver rehabilitation programme.

He was also told to pay £85 prosection costs and an £85 court surcharge.