33-year-old Norbert Scawomir Haczyk has been handed 9 penalty points on his driving licence following an incident in Ryde last year, in which he overturned his car and ran away.
Haczyk appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Friday where he was found guilty of driving without due care and attention – a charge he denied. He did however plead guilty to failing to stop at the scene of an accident and causing a vehicle to be left in a dangerous position.
It comes after a crash on Smallbrook Lane on 27th March 2020 – just days into the first national lockdown. The National Police Air Service helicopter was drafted in to help officers locate Norbert Haczyk, but he was found before the helicopter could arrive.
Norbert, of The Strand in Ryde, was fined £833 and ordered to pay £300 costs with an £83 surcharge in relation to failing to stop.