Student’s joyride to upset his father

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A student who had not driven before took his father’s car for a joyride around the streets of Blackpool because he was furious with him.

Robert Carr, who had never had a driving lesson, told police he almost crashed the car twice, stalled frequently, drove over the speed limit and in an unsafe manner before abandoning it and scratching two obscene words into the bonnet.

The student, who is studying music, said he took the car to hurt his father because he knew the Vauxhall Frontera was precious to him.

Carr admitted to police there was a risk to others as he had never driven before. Carr, 21, of Elms Avenue, Cleveleys, pleaded guilty to taking a car, driving carelessly without a licence or insurance and causing damage.

He was bailed.

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