Police find Blackpool man Robert Lee injured in ditch after crashing car

Police investigating a Blackpool car crash found the blood covered driver injured in a ditch.
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Robert Lee was pulled from the ditch by officers but the 32-year-old father of four refused to take a roadside breath test.

He then failed to provide a blood sample at hospital where he was taken for treatment.

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Company director Lee, of Bambers Lane, South Shore admitted failing to provide the samples when he appeared at Blackpool Magistrates Court today (Tuesday, January 3).

Pic credit: Catherine Wylie, PAPic credit: Catherine Wylie, PA
Pic credit: Catherine Wylie, PA

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said that Lee left the scene when his car crashed in the resort.

Police investigated and traced his address. A search later found him injured in a ditch near his house.

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John Halewood-Dodd, defending, said Lee – who runs a caravan park – had been out with his wife.

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When they returned home one of their children was ill and Lee went out in his car to get medication.

He said he crashed his car after hitting a kerb and had tried to walk home despite being injured, before collapsing in a ditch.

Blackpool Magistrates banned Lee from driving for twenty months and ordered him to pay £199 costs and complete 100 hours unpaid work.