Car destroyed

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A drugged up man wrote off his own grand-mother’s car which he stole from her drive.

The Peugeot was owned by the 71-year-old grand-mother of David Dufffield.

It was written off after Duffield, 29, drove it into a wall in Stalmine.

Duffield admitted driving while unfit through drugs, illegally taking the car, driving it while banned from the road, and driving without insurance and failing to stop after the accident.

He also admitted possessing Class B drug, diazepam.

Adrian Hollamby, prosecuting, said: “On January 31, Duffield removed his 71-year-old grandmother’s car and drove it.

“It was without her permission and he was banned from the road in any case.

“Later, police were called to the scene of a crash where the driver had driven off.”

John McLaren, defending, said his client had a long-standing heroin problem.

He added: “His grand mother is very stoical about the whole thing and has given my client a great deal of support.”

Blackpool Magistrates jailed Duffield for 14 weeks and added a further two-year driving ban.