A teenager has admitted to crashing his dad’s £100,000 Audi R8 into a home in Sutton Coldfield while twice over the drink drive limit.
Harry Bishop, 19, from Four Oaks in Birmingham, lost control of the car and ploughed into the property, causing £5,000 worth of damage in the process.
He appeared before Birmingham magistrates and pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle while above the alcohol limit.
Not only did Harry admit to drink driving, but he also confessed to driving the car without insurance and taking it without the owner’s consent. Let this be a lesson to anyone who thinks it’s perfectly acceptable to do this. It happens way more than you think, and the consequences are not worth it.
The 19-year-old was found to have 83 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
The 72-year-old owner of the property, Harold Perry, spoke about the moment the white sports car hit his house, destroying his outer fence, wall and smashing down their front door and part of their porch:
We were asleep when all of a sudden ‘boom!’ there was a massive bang and I thought a bomb had gone off. We looked out of the window and saw this white car was next to the house sideways on to the pavement.
If someone would have been on that pavement that night, they probably wouldn’t be alive to see Bishop in court. Hopefully, he’ll face the harsh reality of a driving ban, and the roads in his hometown will be safer for it.
He will appear in Crown Court on June 26 after he was bailed.