Hos­pi­tal worker sorry for grave­yard crash

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Front Page -

A hos­pi­tal worker who ploughed his car into a grave­yard af­ter knock­ing back whisky and Sam­buca has apol­o­gised for his ac­tions.

Abolore Shittu, 33, who works at the K&C in Can­ter­bury, lost con­trol of his Vaux­hall Corsa at 5.45am on a Satur­day morn­ing and ca­reered through a wall and into a head­stone.

He was ar­rested and gave a breathal­yser read­ing of 40 mi­cro­grams of al­co­hol in 100ml of breath – the le­gal limit is 35.

Shittu ad­mit­ted drink-driv­ing, telling mag­is­trates he drank four dou­ble Jack Daniel’s and cokes as well as a shot of Sam­buca while out with friends the night be­fore.

He was banned from the road for a year and fined £300.

Speak­ing out­side the court in Maid­stone, the dad-of-one said: “I apol­o­gise for the dam­age and pos­ing that type of risk, which was a lack of judge­ment.

“Ob­vi­ously I am very shame­ful. It was ex­tremely bad judge­ment based on my sit­u­a­tion in life at the mo­ment.

“I didn’t think I had that much, but ob­vi­ously the tests con­firmed oth­er­wise.”

The wreck­age of his car was re­moved from the grave­yard in Maid­stone by re­cov­ery trucks af­ter the crash on Novem­ber 25.

Abolore Shittu’s car crashed into a grave­yard

Abolore Shittu ad­mit­ted drink-driv­ing

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.