Friday, 19 July 2019

Drink-driver disqualified after crash

Drink-driver disqualified after crash

A MAN has been banned from the road for more than two years after losing control of a car while drink-driving in Henley.

Aaron Bartlett, 27, of Mayfair, Tilehurst, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court.

He was disqualified for 26 months, given a community order of 170 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

He also pleaded guilty to failing to stop after a road accident and using a motor vehicle without third party insurance. His licence was endorsed for both offences.

Catherine Hunter’s home in Gravel Hill was damaged when the car hit the front wall at 11.45pm on Friday, March 15.

She was woken up by a bang and looked out of the window to see a car diagonally across the road.

She said: “There was a man in the middle of the road shouting ‘yes, I am drunk, it is my car but I wasn’t driving it’.

“My neighbour across the road actually saw the owner of the car get out of the passenger side. When I came down in the morning it was quite a shock.”

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