Ollerton man stole mum's car and crashed into wall

A New Ollerton man crashed his mother's car into a brick wall and ran off, a court heard.

Thursday, 19th January 2017, 1:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th January 2017, 1:32 pm
Mansfield Magistrates Court
Mansfield Magistrates Court

Jonathan Blundell took the green Daewoo Kalos at 6pm, on December 8, and two hours later refuelled with £20 of petrol from the Esso station on the A616 and drove off without paying.

At 9pm he crashed into a garden wall, on Station Road, Ollerton, causing £350 damage, said Lee Shepherd, prosecuting.

Blundell, 27, of Chestnut Drive, New Ollerton, admitted taking without the owner’s consent, driving without insurance, or a licence, failing to report an accident, and making off without a payment, when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Thursday.

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Louisa Treharne, mitigating, said Blundell had significant mental health problems, and had been sectioned while he was in prison.

District Judge Andrew Mechin gave Blundell a 12 month community order, with 15 days of rehabilitation, and made a 12 month mental health treatment requirement, in which he will get therapy.

He was banned from driving for 12 months and ordered him to pay £20 compensation and £85 court costs.