Learner driver rolled car on to roof just hours before test

A learner driver who was due to take his test rolled his car on to its roof just hours before his test.

Sunday, 24th July 2016, 11:46 am

Thomas Richmond caused more than £700 of damage to boundary hedging in the accident on Lodge Lane, Singleton.

Richmond, 20, of Brookfield Road, Thornton, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and having no insurance.

He was fined £160 with £85 costs, ordered to pay £733 compensation plus £20 victims’ surcharge and had six motoring penalty points put on his driving licence by Blackpool magistrates.

Police were called to the incident on March 6 about 1.50am.

He was a learner driver but had no L-plates and no supervising driver. He was due to take his test the next day.