Teen deliberately drove wrong way on roundabout

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A teenager ended up smashing his mother’s car into an electricity junction box after he deliberately drove on the wrong side as he went round a roundabout.

Aiden McKell, who had friends with him in the car, careered over the central island of the roundabout before mounting the footpath and hitting the junction box, a court was told.

There was extensive damage to the car

McKell, 18, of Oldfield Road, Poulton, was not present at the magistrates’ court, and pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention by letter.

His case has now been adjourned to bring him before the bench, as Blackpool magistrates said they were considering disqualifying him from driving.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said the incident happened on November 5 at 10.27am. McKell was driving a Ford Fiesta when he failed to properly negotiate a roundabout in Blackpool Old Road, Poulton, and crashed the 
vehicle.

The prosecutor added: “There was extensive damage to the car.

“The defendant told police he had deliberately driven on the wrong side of the roundabout, but he did not know why.”

McKell stated in a letter that he was a new driver.

He said he would ensure such an incident did not happen again.

He added that he relied on driving his mother’s car to get him to and from part-time work as a pizza chef, which he was doing to fund a degree at university in engineering.