A DISQUALIFIED driver took a risk when he drove to get baby milk late at night.

Blackburn magistrates heard on his way home Joshua Tyrie took a corner too fast and ended up colliding with a house.

He left the scene and returned to his nearby home but was arrested shortly after.

Tyrie, 25, of Hollins Lane, Accrington, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance and failing to stop after an accident. He was made subject to a curfew for five months between 7 pm and 7 am and ordered to pay £95 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Briony Cook, prosecuting, said at 10.20 pm police received a report that a car had crashed into a house in Plantation Street, and the driver had made off.

They viewed CCTV, which provided a good view of the driver. Tyrie was arrested at his home which was the address of the registered keeper of the car.

Simon Farnsworth, defending, said his client had been breathalysed but was under the limit.

He said Tyrie and his partner had a one week old baby who needed specific milk.

“They had run out and he took the risk to drive to Tesco and buy the milk,” said Mr Farnsworth.

“He was rushing back and took a corner too fast and crashed.”

Mr Farnsworth said Tyrie had panicked, left the car and went home.

“He knew full well the car was registered to his home address which was just around the corner,” said Mr Farnsworth.