16 month ban for driver who rolled his car on A388

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple - Credit: Archant

Police found car ‘on its roof’

A driver who rolled his car on the A388 to Holsworthy has been banned for 16 months.

Ryan Dooley, 18, of Heavitree was handed the driving ban at North Devon Magistrates’ Court on Friday after writing off his car following ‘four or five pints’.

Police were called to a road traffic accident in the early hours of the morning of November 20, where they found Dooley’s car on its roof. No other cars were involved and nobody was seriously injured.

Dooley did, however, receive a knock to the head which defence solicitor Jen Law said meant he had ‘no recollection of the crash’ and he ‘thought he hadn’t been driving’.

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Ms Law added that Dooley was ‘very sorry to find himself in court’.

Dooley was also fined £250 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £25 victim surcharge.

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