Golf student Laviscount fined after crash

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A golf student ran off after crashing his car in the early hours of the morning.

Blackburn magistrates heard Louis Lamar Laviscount hit a bus stop, a traffic sign, a restaurant wall, another sign and a railway bridge before his car rebounded and ended up on its roof blocking both lanes of Mitton Road in Whalley.

A witness came out of his house and asked Laviscount if he was alright and the driver said he was before running off.

Laviscount (24) of Greenacres Road, Read, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and failing to stop and report an accident. He was fined £250 with £105 costs and his licence endorsed with eight penalty points.

The court heard the witness was woken at 4-20am and ran out to see Laviscount climbing out of his car which was on its roof across the road.

Police checked his home address several times but he was not traced until 7-55 pm the next day.

Imran Hussain (defending) said Laviscount had argued with his girlfriend and she had stormed off. He went looking for her and lost concentration as he was driving.

“He only ran off because he panicked,” said Mr Hussain.

He said Laviscount had recently returned from America where he completed a Gold related degree course. He was hoping to return to the USA to continue his golf career.