Driver ‘ran off’ after Nelson crash

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An uninsured driver crashed into two vehicles in Nelson and was said to have run off, a court heard.

Pennine magistrates were told how Mohammed Uzair Ellahi (21), of Charles Street, Nelson, was located by police and fully admitted he has been behind the wheel, but only held a provisional licence.

Ellahi admitted failing to stop after a road accident on Priory Street, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and not having insurance. He received eight points on his licence and was fined £110, with £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Mr Nick Dearing (defending) said Ellahi would say he had had been taking driving lessons and was not a complete novice.

His girlfriend wasn’t sure about the road system in Nelson, so he said he would take her to the motorway and she would drive herself home from there. The solicitor added: “He stayed at the scene for some time. After that he did accept to the police he left the scene.”