A LEARNER driver who smashed a car into a wall and a garden fence after drinking has been banned from driving for three years and four months.
Robert Lennon refused to stop when the police tried to pull him over and crashed the Ford Ka in Keydell Avenue, Waterlooville.
The 24-year-old initially denied the charges.
But he changed his mind and pleaded guilty to drink-driving, failing to stop for the police and driving without a licence and without insurance before the start of his trial at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.
A charge of stealing the car was dropped.
The court heard Lennon only had a provisional licence and did not have any L-plates on at the time of the crash in May.
A breathalyser test revealed he had 77 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – more than twice the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.
Lennon, of Philip Road, Waterlooville, was told to pay £330 in a fine and costs.