Driver who left scene of accident in Gretton keeps hold of his licence
A driver who hit a car in Gretton then left the scene without reporting it to police has avoided losing his licence after telling the court he was the family breadwinner.
Benjamin Adarkwah, who lives in Chiswick Gardens on Corby’s Priors Hall estate, was driving his Ford Kuga in Gretton High Street on March 10 this year when he hit and damaged a Vauxhall Corsa.
But he left the scene without leaving his details and then failed to report the accident to the police.
He appeared at Wellingborough Magistrates’ Court last week to plead guilty to both offences.
The court heard how the 44-year-old would have been disqualified from driving under totting rules after they gave him six points on his licence. But they took pity on him and decided not to ban him from being behind the wheel.
He told magistrates that he was the family’s breadwinner as both his wife and son were students and his other children would suffer as a result of him not being able to drive.
Adarkwah was fined £816, ordered to pay £90 in costs and a victim surcharge of £326.