Student got stuck in wall

Blackpool North Police Station, Bispham.

Blackpool North Police Station, Bispham.

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OFFICERS at Bispham police station did not have to search far to see a crime being committed.

After hearing excessive revving they looked out of the window and saw a group of people stood around a car.

Joseph Phelps, who had been drinking, told officers he thought the car was in reverse but it was in first gear and he had got it stuck on a low wall.

Phelps, an 18-year-old engineering student, of Burgess Avenue, Marton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was banned from the road for 17 months, fined £90 with £85 costs and ordered to pay the £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said officers at Bispham police station heard excessive revving of a car engine on the rear car park of the Co-op store, Red Bank Road. on March 18 at 2.25am.

When police investigated they saw a Clio had been driven over a low wall in the car park and the front off-side wheel was suspended two to three feet in the air.

Phelps admitted being the driver and a breath test showed 67 micrograms of alcohol in his body. Phelps said he had drunk four pints. When he went to drive the car he thought it was in reverse, but it was in first gear.

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