Crash driver laid in road

Date: Friday 21st July 2017

AN Alston driver who accelerated from a junction, hit a kerb and collided with two vehicles was fined £440.

Jonathan James Wood (23), The Old Chapel, Nentsbury, pleaded guilty by letter to driving without due care when the case was heard at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The court was told the incident occurred on 17th January, when Wood accelerated out of the junction at Raiselands Croft, Penrith, on to Scotland Road.

He clipped a vehicle, but continued to drive along the road and then collided with another vehicle, which stopped his car. The court was told that Wood then left his vehicle and laid in the road.

As well as the fine, Wood — who previously had a clean driving licence — was ordered to pay a £44 victim surcharge and costs of £85. His driving licence was endorsed with eight penalty points.