A LORRY driver was spared being disqualified from driving despite crashing into a minibus, injuring two people and then driving off.
Christopher Green, 39, of Cavendish Close, Winsford, admitted driving without due care and attention and failing to stop after an accident in his car when he appeared before Vale Royal magistrates last week.
The court heard Green collided with a minibus taxi on Woodford Lane in Winsford on December 21 last year and then drove off the wrong way down a one-way street.
Taxi driver Stephen Docherty, who noted Green’s registration number, and passenger Kim Burrows sustained minor injuries.
Green, a father-of-two, was fined £325 and had six penalty points put on his driving licence.
He already had eight points, making him liable for a driving ban under the totting up procedure.
But magistrates agreed Green had mitigating circumstances with regard to exceptional hardship – and waived the discretionary ban.
The court heard how Green needed to travel to Leeds every fortnight to visit his two children, as allowed under a court order.