Burnley drink-driver hit alcohol refuge before driving off without bumper

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley drink-driver hit alcohol refuge before driving off without bumper Burnley drink-driver hit alcohol refuge before driving off without bumper

A DRINK-driver crashed into an alcohol recovery centre in Burnnley, and then drove off leaving his bumper embedded in the front of the premises.

Nathan Andrews’ Toyota Celica was found crashed, in Queen’s Lancashire Way, after he demolished the front of the Retreat and Recover Centre, in Hamm-erton Street, the town’s magis-trates court was told.

Defence solicitor Dylan Bradshaw said his client had been suffering from ‘significant mental health problems’ before the smash, on January 26.

Andrews, 35, of Westwood Road, Burnley, admitted driving with excess alcohol, and failing to stop after an accident.

He was remanded on bail for pre-sentence reports until March 6.

He was made subject to an interim driving ban, and was warned he could face jail if he flouts the ban before the next hearing.

Andrew Robinson, prosecuting, said a police officer was flagged down by a member of the pub-lic at around 5.40pm on Jan-uary 26, and taken to the Ret- reat and Recover Centre, at the junction with Hargreaves Street.

Three plate glass windows had been smashed, and a boll-ard in front of the building and the window frame itself had been bent.

The Celica’s bumper had been left inside the shop, and Andr-ews was detained in his vehicle nearby and taken to Burnley Pol- ice Station. He gave a reading of 92mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, on a breathlyser. The legal limit is 35.

Mr Bradshaw said that, unus-ually, the failing to stop offence would be considered the most serious because of the damage incurred.

He told the court that a ‘series of tragedies’ had befallen his client in the run-up to the inc-ident, which might explain his behaviour.

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10:32am Fri 14 Feb 14

DaveBurnley says...

Have you found a bin full of hyphens and decided to scatter them round?
Have you found a bin full of hyphens and decided to scatter them round? DaveBurnley

10:59am Fri 14 Feb 14

drunken donut says...

DaveBurnley wrote:
Have you found a bin full of hyphens and decided to scatter them round?
What passes for a "reporter" these days at the LET?
[quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: Have you found a bin full of hyphens and decided to scatter them round?[/p][/quote]What passes for a "reporter" these days at the LET? drunken donut

11:58am Fri 14 Feb 14

Stone Island: says...

A drink driver crashes into an alcohol recovery centre. Maybe someone's trying to tell him something?
A drink driver crashes into an alcohol recovery centre. Maybe someone's trying to tell him something? Stone Island:

12:14pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

Just reading the excuses his solicitor is coming out with makes me want to reach for the violin.
Just reading the excuses his solicitor is coming out with makes me want to reach for the violin. Steven Seagull

12:25pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Stone Island: says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Just reading the excuses his solicitor is coming out with makes me want to reach for the violin.
Was living in Burnley one of the excuses given for turning to drink, Mr Seagull?
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Just reading the excuses his solicitor is coming out with makes me want to reach for the violin.[/p][/quote]Was living in Burnley one of the excuses given for turning to drink, Mr Seagull? Stone Island:

1:33pm Fri 14 Feb 14

CeeBee85 says...

Grammer and spelling is really poor lately on here, and Mail Online. Almost every article contains several obvious mistakes! Aren't the articles proof-read before they are posted?
Grammer and spelling is really poor lately on here, and Mail Online. Almost every article contains several obvious mistakes! Aren't the articles proof-read before they are posted? CeeBee85

3:11pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Chris P Bacon says...

CeeBee85 wrote:
Grammer and spelling is really poor lately on here, and Mail Online. Almost every article contains several obvious mistakes! Aren't the articles proof-read before they are posted?
Wasn't yours? Your very first word was wrongly spelled so it's a bit ironic, don't you think?
[quote][p][bold]CeeBee85[/bold] wrote: Grammer and spelling is really poor lately on here, and Mail Online. Almost every article contains several obvious mistakes! Aren't the articles proof-read before they are posted?[/p][/quote]Wasn't yours? Your very first word was wrongly spelled so it's a bit ironic, don't you think? Chris P Bacon

3:48pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Stone Island: says...

CeeBee85 wrote:
Grammer and spelling is really poor lately on here, and Mail Online. Almost every article contains several obvious mistakes! Aren't the articles proof-read before they are posted?
Maybe you should have proof-read your own post, too.
[quote][p][bold]CeeBee85[/bold] wrote: Grammer and spelling is really poor lately on here, and Mail Online. Almost every article contains several obvious mistakes! Aren't the articles proof-read before they are posted?[/p][/quote]Maybe you should have proof-read your own post, too. Stone Island:

5:10pm Fri 14 Feb 14

hasslem hasslem says...

CeeBee85 wrote:
Grammer and spelling is really poor lately on here, and Mail Online. Almost every article contains several obvious mistakes! Aren't the articles proof-read before they are posted?
My Grammer was married to my Grandad
[quote][p][bold]CeeBee85[/bold] wrote: Grammer and spelling is really poor lately on here, and Mail Online. Almost every article contains several obvious mistakes! Aren't the articles proof-read before they are posted?[/p][/quote]My Grammer was married to my Grandad hasslem hasslem

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