Norfolk

Norfolk man fined over sleeping boy's bedroom crash

  • 27 November 2012
  • From the section Norfolk
Car embedded in house, Norfolk
The car was embedded in the house, in Strumpshaw

A man has pleaded guilty to driving offences after a crash in Norfolk in which a car crashed into a sleeping teenager's bedroom.

Edward Savory, 32, of Strumpshaw, admitted drink-driving and driving without due care and attention when he appeared before Norwich magistrates

He was fined £750 and disqualified from driving for 14 months.

Ben London, 15, was in bed at home in Strumpshaw on 14 October when an Audi A4 crashed through the wall.

The crash happened just before 02:00 BST in Beech Drive.

He was fast asleep at the time and only woke up when he heard his mother shouting.

Ben was protected from the bricks and rubble by a wardrobe door that fell across his bed, and he sustained only cuts and bruises to his legs.

At the time he said they did not know a car had gone into the house. Four people were in the car when it crashed.

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