Ipswich: Man who crashed into lamp post, road signs and garage is fined

A MAN has been fined more than �650 and given eight points on his licence for a string of driving offences.

Appearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court last week, Alan Jackson pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention, failing to stop at the scene of a road crash and failing to report the crash.

The 29-year-old, of Abbotsbury Close, Ipswich, received a summons to appear at court following a collision in Belstead Road on April 9.

The car he was driving ploughed into a lamp post and two road signs before smashing into a garage.

Magistrates fined him a total of �625 for the three offences and he was ordered to pay a �15 victim surcharge and �85 court costs.

In addition the court ordered that Jackson have eight points put on his licence.

Speaking after the drama took place on her doorstep, mum-of-four Karen Scott, said the crash could have ended in tragedy. She said she heard “a mighty bang”, describing the incident as “soul destroying”.

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She said: “Our first thoughts were that a tree had come down – all we could see was debris.

“It could have been a lot worst in terms of someone being hurt.”

The incident happened at around 2am on the morning of April 9 when a grey Nissan Skyline came off the road.

Police and fire crews were called to the scene, while structural engineers were also called in to make sure the garage was safe.