A 19-year-old lost control of his car and hit a number of parked vehicles three days after he had been given it as a present.
Supermarket worker Geagr Ahmed, of Ash Street, appeared at Burton Magistrates’ Court yesterday on four charges relating to the incident, including failing to stop after a road accident. He pleaded guilty to all four charges for the offences that took place on Anglesey Road in Burton on July 28.
Ahmed, who holds a provisional licence, was banned from driving for 12 months.
Emma Thompson, prosecuting, said the defendant’s girlfriend who was in the car, a Hyundai Coupe, with Ahmed at the time told police that he was driving ‘way too fast’and lost control of the car. It started spinning and hit several stationary vehicles.
Mrs Thompson said: “He got out of the car very angry and walked off.
“The defendant was arrested and interviewed and denied all four offences and said he wasn’t the driver despite the witness evidence.”
Speaking in his defence, Neil O’Driscoll said: “He lost his temper and walked off but within 30 minutes he returned because his girlfriend did the right thing.
“The police arrived and he gave them his telephone number. Within about 20 to 30 minutes of the accident he was back so it’s not a scenario where he disappeared because he was drinking. Also, there is not a suggestion that he was a joyrider.”
Ahmed, who is from Iraq and had been in the UK for three years, was also fined £395, including a £110 fine for driving without insurance.
He will have to surrender his licence.