Car mechanic in crash didn’t stop

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CROWLAND teenager Jordan Holdsworth crashed his car into a lamppost and had blood running down his face when a resident went outside to ask if he was okay.

But the witness said Holdsworth (19) put his arm up as if to say “get lost” and walked away, prosecutor Rebecca Ritson told Spalding magistrates on Thursday.

Miss Ritson described how Holdsworth and others had been drinking at a house and he drove off in a white Peugeot after an altercation with another person.

A test later showed he had 159 milligrammes of alcohol in blood – almost double the legal limit of 80.

Mitigating, Mike Alexander told the court Holdsworth said: “I realise it was serious. I could have killed myself, I could have killed others.”

Holdsworth, of Postland Road, was banned from driving for 20 months and fined £200 when he pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol in Croyland Way on June 4.

He can cut five months off the ban if he completes a rehabilitation course.

The teenager was also fined £135 when he admitted failing to stop after an accident.

Magistrates ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Mr Alexander said Holdsworth is a car mechanic and a ban will affect his job.

The solicitor handed a letter to magistrates from Holdsworth.

Mr Alexander said: “In that letter he simply says ‘I know what I have done is completely stupid’.”

Presiding magistrate Jane Tidswell told Holdsworth: “I hope big lessons have been learned because you were the only person injured in this accident and thank heavens.”