Pensioner drove off after hitting traffic lights

Burnley Magistrates' Court.
Burnley Magistrates' Court.

A pensioner who hit a traffic light control post in his car and then drove off was fined and given points on his licence.

Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard how Mohammed Arif (67) didn’t make any attempt to inspect the damage after the collision in Walverden Road, Nelson, on February 3rd. A witness passed his registration number to the police.

Arif was later spoken to by officers and admitted he had been at the wheel and also that his insurance had expired on January 3rd.

The defendant, of Victoria Avenue, Brierfield, admitted failing to report an accident and no insurance.

He was fined £150, with six penalty points and must pay a £20 statutory surcharge and £85 costs.