Truro mother's milk errand ended in roundabout crash
A YOUNG mother took her friend’s car, drove it without insurance and had an accident on a Truro roundabout and then failed to report the incident, a court has heard.
Robyn Piper, 20, of Polruan Road, was on her way to buy milk in the early hours of April 1 this year when the Vauxhall she was driving was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen on Trafalgar Roundabout.
Alison May, for the Crown Prosecution Service, told Truro Magistrates’ Court on Thursday that Piper drove off without exchanging information with the other driver, who then reported the incident to police.
Ms May said: “Ms Piper was interviewed (by police) on June 10. She accepted that she was the driver at the time of the crash and she panicked. She did that because she was not insured to drive her partner’s vehicle.”
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Chris Spencer, defending, said Piper, who pleaded guilty to two charges, had been shaken by the accident and had tried to find the other vehicle after driving off a short way but could not.
Magistrates ordered Piper to pay a £110 for driving without insurance and a £20 victim surcharge. She was given no separate penalty for failing to report an accident.
Six points were added to her licence and Piper was disqualified from driving for six months.