Boy, 16, drove dangerously through Corby

A boy not old enough to be behind the wheel was caught with drugs after driving dangerously through Corby.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 10:54 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 10:54 am
The boy was banned from driving at Wellingborough Magistrates' Court.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was seen driving erratically throughout the town on May 7.

He admitted dangerous driving, driving without a licence and driving without insurance at Wellingborough Magistrates' Court earlier this month. He also admitted possessing cannabis.

He was caught after the incident which started in Studfall Avenue.

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The teenager drove a Volkswagen Golf dangerously into Teesdale Road, Dovedale Road and onto Occupation Road before travelling along Rockingham Road.

His dangerous driving continued in High Street, Cottingham Road and into Elizabeth Street in the town centre before going onto Oakley Road, Gainsborough Road and Danesholme Road.

The 16-year-old was also seen driving dangerously in Viking Way, Copenhagen Road and Torksey Close.

Magistrates referred him to Northamptonshire's Youth Offending Team where he must sign a contract of rehabilitation for 12 months.

He was also banned from driving for 12 months.

UK courts can still impose driving bans on those who are legally too young to drive. Once they have turned 17 and their disqualification period has ended they will be able to drive again.

Penalty points would still be listed on any licence issued and could lead to an increased ban if another offence is committed.