Driver must stay in at night on curfew

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A MOTORIST who drove off after crashing into another vehicle has been ordered to stay in at night under a curfew.

Dean Bryant crashed his Peugeot car into a Ford Transit van in Manor Road, Hayling Island – the road he lives in – in August last year.

The 45-year-old carried on driving and did not bother reporting the crash to the police.

Bryant, of Mallow Close, Cosham, had previously pleaded not guilty to failing to stop after an accident, failing to report an accident and leaving a vehicle in a position that was dangerous to other road users.

But he changed his pleas to guilty when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He will now have to wear an electronic tag and stay indoors between 8pm and 6am everyday for the next eight weeks.

Bryant was also disqualified from driving for nine months by magistrates.

And he was ordered to pay £200 in court costs.