December 10 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
A motorist whose car smashed through a fence and ploughed into a house in Felixstowe was spotted on CCTV rescuing a bag of takeaway before walking away from the scene of the collision.
The incident happened in Kersey Road on the Cavendish Park estate at 4.40am on June 22, Ipswich Crown Court heard.
A Jaguar, driven by 26-year-old James Peskett left the road in Wesel Avenue and ploughed into the corner of the two-storey home belonging to an 84-year-old woman.
The elderly resident, who was upstairs asleep at the time of the collision, was forced to move out of her home while extensive repairs were carried out to the property, said Peter Gair, prosecuting.
The CCTV footage showed Peskett getting out of the car carrying a McDonald’s takeaway and walking away from the scene.
Peskett, of Alexandra Road, Walton, Felixstowe, handed himself into the police at 11am the same day, telling officers he had “done something stupid”.
He admitted having a few drinks after leaving work but a breath test at the police station came back negative.
Peskett admitted dangerous driving and sentencing was adjourned until the week beginning September 23 to allow him to have an MRI scan to rule out a medical reason for the accident.
He was handed an interim driving ban.
Craig Marchant, for Peskett, said his client was unable to give an explanation for what happened.
He said Peskett has no previous convictions and had only been driving for five months prior to the crash.