Boy, 13, arrested for drink driving after crashing dad’s Ford Escort into lamppost

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A 13-YEAR-OLD boy was caught by cops for crashing his dad???s car while allegedly drink-driving. The pint-sized lad smashed the Ford Escort into a lampost in Gosport, Hants. The annoyed youth then spat at an officer. TRIANGLE NEWS 0203 176 5581 // contact@trianglenews.co.uk By Andy Crick With pix A 13-YEAR-OLD boy was caught by cops for crashing his dad???s car while allegedly drink-driving. The pint-sized lad smashed the Ford Escort into a lampost. Police arrested the underage driver after he failed a roadside breath test. The annoyed youth then spat at an officer. Cops slammed him for putting him at risk during the Covid-19 pandemic. The boy - four years under the legal driving limit - was caught in Gosport, Hants in the early hours of this/yesterday (Mon) morning.
The wreckage of the car after it hit a lamppost during a drink drive joyride (Picture: Triangle)

A teenager is facing a driving ban before he can even get a provisional license after he allegedly took his dad’s car on a joyride while drunk.

The 13-year-old crashed his father’s Ford Escort into a lamppost in Gosport, Hampshire, in the early hours of this morning.

When he failed a brethalyser test at the scene, he became angry and spat at police as they arrested him.

Local officers tweeted: ‘Good morning from Fareham E shift. Another busy one for the team. 13 year old male stopped driving his dad’s car in the early hours!

‘Driver of the pictured vehicle gave a positive [roadside breath test] in #gosport and when arrested decided to spit on the officer! 1 in the bins!’

If convicted he could be the youngest drink-driver in Britain.

In 2006, another 13-year-old was found to be one and a half times over the limit in a Ford Mondeo in Salfard, Greater Manchester.

That youth was given a four-month sentence at a detention centre after admitting driving with no lights on, on the wrong side of the road, at speeds of up to 70mph through the city’s streets, and barely able to see over the steering wheel.

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