Young dad pays for his crime

AN Ipswich dad who hit another car while disqualified from driving is today paying for his crime.Aaron Lomax smashed into a Ford Focus on Nacton Crescent, Ipswich, on March 24, a court heard.

AN Ipswich dad who hit another car while disqualified from driving is today paying for his crime.

Aaron Lomax smashed into a Ford Focus on Nacton Crescent, Ipswich, on March 24, a court heard.

Lomax then tried to persuade the car's owner that he would give her compensation for the damage, without the need to go through the authorities.

However, the owner refused after learning that Lomax was disqualified from driving.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich heard that Lomax had driven the black Fiat Uno after buying it as a present for his girlfriend.

When he was driving he noticed a drunken man on the pavement and concentrated on avoiding the man, it was then that he hit the parked Ford Focus.

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The collision caused damage worth around £1,000, including cracking the rear bumper and denting the boot.

Twenty-three-year-old Lomax, of Gorse Road, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, careless or inconsiderate driving, driving with no insurance and driving without a test certificate.

He was given six penalty points on his licence and a 12-month community order. Lomax will have to do 150 hours of unpaid work as part of the terms of the community order.

He was also ordered to pay £350 in compensation and £20 in costs.

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