AN 80-year-old man has appeared in court charged with failing to stop following an accident, failing to report an accident and driving without due care and attention.

Appearing at at Carmarthenshire Magistrates’ Court sitting at Llanelli Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (Sep 18) Ewan Wilson of Glandwr, Whitland pleaded not guilty to the three charges.

The court heard that on 10/01/2018 Mr Wilson had been driving his Renault Scenic within the West Wales Hospital car park and had caused damage to a Saab and had subsequently failed to stop contrary to section 170(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

The court heard that Wilson had failed to report an accident and had failed to provide his name and address to a person having reasonable grounds for him to do so. Further, Wilson had failed to report the accident at a police station or to a constable as soon as was reasonably practicable, and within twenty-four hours of the occurrence of the accident.

The third charge was that Wilson had driven his vehicle without due care and attention contrary to section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

Wilson was found guilty of the first two charges and the third charge of driving without due care and attention was dismissed.

Wilson was fined £120 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £400. His driving record was also endorsed with 5 points.

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