Teenager banned from driving after found driving car on three wheels - and not taking breath test
A TEENAGER caught driving on three wheels has been banned from driving for two years after failing to give a breath test.
Plymouth magistrates heard how David Wilkins, of Barton Close, Wembury was arrested by officers after a resident in Springfield Road, Elburton was awoken by a "loud grinding" noise.
The witness saw the Ford Ka "with sparks flying off" a missing offside wheel at around midnight on February 7.
Wilkins, 19, was seen to "stagger" in a drunken manner from the car before returning to it to try and restart it.
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He was eventually picked up by police staggering along Wembury Road. However, after being taken to Charles Cross police station he did not give a breath specimen.
In mitigation, Wilkins said: "There's no excuse. I shouldn't have got into my car.
"I just didn't blow [into the machine]."
He was disqualified from driving for 24 months, fined £110, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and court costs of £40.