Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


A 16-year-old teenager from Newport has today (Wednesday) been given a Youth Rehabilitation Order and a discretionary disqualification from driving for 12 months following a crash in Wroxall earlier this year.

On 13th April a black Citroen Saxo collided with a red Honda Civic on St John’s Road, resulting in the main road Whitely Bank to Ventnor road becoming blocked.

Police launched a hunt for the driver of the Saxo after they fled the scene, leaving behind other passengers in the vehicle. The National Police Air Service helicopter from Bournemouth was called in to assist local dog units on the ground.

Article continues below this advertisment

Appearing before the Isle of Wight Youth Court,  the teen – who cannot be named for legal reasons – pleaded guilty to failing to stop; driving without insurance; driving without a licence and driving without due care and attention. A charge of failing to report an accident was withdrawn.

For the offence of driving with no insurance, Magistrates have ordered the teen to comply with a Youth Rehabilitation Order and have handed down a disqualification from driving for 12 months. The teen must also pay a £50 fine, £85 in court costs and £20 as a victim surcharge.

No penalties were given for failing to stop and driving without due care and attention.


(Facebook comments turned off for legal reasons)

Comment on this story

News, Traffic & Travel Tweets