Hospital worker sorry for graveyard crash
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