Teenager drove into Falmouth shop after drinking at party
9:00am Monday 3rd September 2012 in News
A TEENAGER reversed his car into a shop window after attempting to move it following a party in Falmouth.
Jack Mably, 18, of Talmena Avenue, Wadebridge , pleaded guilty to drink driving on July 27 after testing at 98 mcg, nearly three times the limit in breath.
Alison May for the CPS said he was unfamiliar with the streets in Falmouth and found himself driving the wrong way down a one-way street at 1.30am.
Realising his mistake he tried to do a three-point turn and in doing so collided with the front of the shop Fat Face. Police officers found him in the car, where he failed a roadside screening and later tested at 98mcg.
He had no previous convictions.
Martin Pearce, his solicitor, said he had been to an 18th birthday party where a friend had convinced him to move his car to a safer place before spending the night in Falmouth.
“Acting against his better judgement he did this, and is now very remorseful”, he said.
The next day he went to the shop owner and apologized and came to an arrangement to pay the £1,000 it cost for the damage.
Currently working as a waiter at Polzeath and due to go to Birmingham University in September, Mably was fined £200 with £100 costs and surcharge and banned from driving for 24 months.