Banned driver could go to prison

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A MAN who had been drinking and was banned from the road crashed a car into a lamp post and a wall, a court was told.

Gary Williamson, 24, of Regent Road, Blackpool, admitted driving while disqualified without insurance and failing to stop after an accident or provide a breath test for alcohol testing.

Williamson was warned he may be sent to prison and was bailed for pre-sentence reports by Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said how, on December 22 at 3.14am, police received a report a Corsa had crashed on Queen Street.

When officers arrived they found a woman in the passenger seat who said Williamson had smashed his head on the windscreen in the crash and then run off.

He was found at 4.24am walking on Park Road. At the police station he failed to provide a breath test.

Robert Castle, defending, said his client had been asked to drive by the woman.

Williamson did not believe he was over the limit.

His driving ban of two years had finished but he had not realised he had to take an extended driving test. After banging his head on the windscreen he had little recollection of events.