35-year-old Matthew Newton has been banned from driving for 6 months after crashing his car and fleeing the scene of the incident on the outskirts of Ryde back in November.
As previously reported by Island Echo, Police were called to Carters Road on 29th November when a BMW – registration MC07 YTB – was found in a ditch having crashed into a telegraph pole.
Newton, of nearby Ashey Road, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court last week charged with failing to stop after a road accident and failing to report an accident. He pleaded guilty to both charges.
Magistrates handed Matthew Newton a 6-month driving ban, a 12-month community order and directed him to pay £85 in court costs with a £90 surcharge.