A LANGWITH Junction man who took his dad’s car without permission fled after crashing it, a court heard.
A motorist called police to say a Nissan Micra had collided with the back of his Ford Focus and the driver had got out and run off.
Police were given a description of Jamie Holland (21) who was arrested on his return to the scene in Station Road, Shirebrook.
Holland stated that he had been to his father’s workplace to tell him he had taken the spare keys to the Micra and crashed it.
“He said he turned onto Station Road and, to avoid a van coming the other way, he went to brake but accidentally hit the accelerator.
“He crashed and then panicked and left the scene. His father went to the scene and police arrived,” Laura Dyke, prosecuting, told Chesterfield magistrates. weds
Holland, of Albine Road, Langwith Junction, admitted charges of aggravated vehicle-taking and driving without insurance and a full licence on June 12.
He was ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work and banned from driving for a year. He must also pay £300 compensation to Brian Taylor, with £85 costs.
Holland, a provisional licence holder, said: “I’m sorry for what I’ve done.”