Driver in cus­tody af­ter women hurt

Western Mail - - UK&WORLD NEWS -

A TEENAGER has ap­peared in court af­ter three women were in­jured when hit by a car in Black­pool on Satur­day night.

Jake Hartley, 19, was at Black­pool Mag­is­trates’ Court, charged with nine of­fences.

Hartley, of Tod­mor­den, Lancs, is ac­cused of at­tempted griev­ous bod­ily harm with in­tent, three counts of as­sault re­lat­ing, dan­ger­ous driv­ing, driv­ing with­out a li­cence, driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance and pos­ses­sion of a stun gun. He is also ac­cused of drink-driv­ing, giv­ing a read­ing of 81 mi­cro­grammes of al­co­hol in 100 millil­itres of breath, with the drink-drive limit be­ing 35 mi­cro­grammes.

Chair­man of the bench Paul Far­quhar re­manded Hartley into cus­tody to next ap­pear at Pre­ston Crown Court on May 16.

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