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Banned addict crashes partner's car

PUBLISHED: 04:35 07 December 2001 | UPDATED: 10:59 03 March 2010

A HEROIN addict who is banned from driving took his partner's car without consent and crashed on a Suffolk road, a court heard.

Ian Keenor, of Heath View, Kesgrave, drove an Austin Metro after an argument with his partner, who was not named in court.

A HEROIN addict who is banned from driving took his partner's car without consent and crashed on a Suffolk road, a court heard.

Ian Keenor, of Heath View, Kesgrave, drove an Austin Metro after an argument with his partner, who was not named in court.

He appeared at magistrates' court in Ipswich for sentencing but the case was adjourned for two weeks.

At a previous hearing the 38-year-old entered guilty pleas to charges of driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, careless or inconsiderate driving and taking a motor vehicle without consent.

At about 10.20am on June 20 he crashed in to another car on the C323 Tuddenham to Grundisburgh road.

David Taylor, prosecuting, told the court the driver of the other car had pulled over to make room on the narrow road but Keenor made no attempt to avoid the vehicle and subsequently crashed.

Mr Taylor went on to say that Keenor was banned from driving for two years in September 2000, again for driving while disqualified.

Hugh Rowland, in mitigation, told the court the defendant had been addicted to heroin for more than 20 years. He asked magistrates to consider sentencing Keenor to a drug test and treatment order.

The case was adjourned to December 14 with all sentencing options left open. Keenor was released on bail to return to court on that date.


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