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Car crash after handbrake turn

PUBLISHED: 13:19 18 November 2008 | UPDATED: 21:49 05 July 2010

A young driver smashed into a brick wall before careering down a hill at Gunton Cliff, in Lowestoft, after losing control of a friend's car, a court has heard.

A young driver smashed into a brick wall before careering down a hill at Gunton Cliff, in Lowestoft, after losing control of a friend's car, a court has heard.

Scott Creasy was persuaded to get behind the wheel of the Ford Escort by the owner of the car and drove at speed before doing a handbrake turn and hitting the wall, causing more than £6,000 damage.

The car had then travelled some way down a hill before coming to a halt in “something of a state”, said Peter Gair, prosecuting.

He said that none of the three occupants of the car was seriously hurt in the incident which happened on April 10 at about 7pm.

Creasy, 20, of Yeovil Road, Lowestoft, admitted dangerous driving and driving without insurance and was banned from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay a £500 fine and £500 costs. He was also ordered to retake his driving test before being allowed back on the road.

Ian Boyes for Creasy said he had been persuaded by the owner of the car to get behind the wheel. “He accepts his stupidity and lack of consequential thinking”.

He said Creasy had done an emergency services course and hoped to be a paramedic.

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