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Romford drink-driver banned for two years after crashing car in ditch

PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:00 21 May 2018

Warren Doolan pleaded guilty to driving whilst over the limit at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, May 15, where he was disqualified and fined £231. Picture: PA Images/David Cheskin

Warren Doolan pleaded guilty to driving whilst over the limit at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, May 15, where he was disqualified and fined £231. Picture: PA Images/David Cheskin

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The motorist crashed his Nissan Navara in a ditch before carrying on driving.

Warren Doolan crashed his Nissan Navara in East Road, Mersea Island. Photo: Google MapsWarren Doolan crashed his Nissan Navara in East Road, Mersea Island. Photo: Google Maps

A Romford drink-driver who crashed his car into a ditch before continuing his journey has been banned from driving for two years.

Warren Doolan, 51, of Moss Lane, Romford, pleaded guilty to driving whilst over the limit at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, May 15, where he was disqualified and fined £231.

Doolan crashed his Nissan Navara in East Road, Mersea Island, Essex at about 9.15pm on Tuesday, April 3.

He was assisted by another motorist, who towed his vehicle out of a ditch.

Doolan then continued his journey to a nearby caravan park where he was staying, unaware that a driver who witnessed the crash had followed him and had called police.

Essex Police then went to caravan site and found Doolan.

When he was spoken to just less than an hour after crashing his car he told police that he had drunk two cans of beer since returning home but a breath test found that he was three times over the drink-drive limit.

Sergeant Colin Shead, of Stanway Roads Policing Unit, said: “Doolan thought that his drunken collision had gone unnoticed but he didn’t see a vigilant member of the public and following a search by our officers, he was found.

“Doolan claimed that he had been drinking since coming home but his reading was the evidence we needed to prove he had been drinking for much longer period.

“He has since admitted the offence and has been banned from driving.”

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