Unlicenced drink driver who crashed into home near Peterborough given £322 fine

A drink driver, without a licence, who crashed into a home near Peterborough has been given a £322 fine and a 16-month driving ban.

Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 10:52 am
Damage caused to the house in Ramsey.

Timothy Allen, of Popes Lane, Warboys was driving a friend’s silver Ford Focus on the evening of June 6 when he smashed into the front of a home in Temperance Court on School Lane, Ramsey.

The 24-year-old drove off without providing the homeowner any of his details and when police pursued him, he abandoned the vehicle and ran off on foot.

Allen gave an initial reading of 65 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath – the legal limit is 35. He also gave a positive test for cocaine at the roadside.

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The aftermath of the car driven by Timothy Allen.

At Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday (12 July) Allen pleaded guilty to drink driving, failing to stop, having no licence or no insurance. He was disqualified from driving for 16 months and must pay a £322 fine.

PC Matt Panks from the Road Policing Unit said: “There is no excuse for drink driving and it is lucky that no-one was harmed by Allen’s driving; the situation could have been a lot worse.

“I hope the driving disqualification makes Allen think about his actions that day and from now on.”

“Drink and drug driving is one of the fatal four causes of collisions on our roads, together with speeding, not wearing a seat belt and using a mobile phone behind the wheel.”