Drink driver with no licence crashed into Ramsey home

Timothy Allen, of Popes Lane, Warboys

Timothy Allen, of Popes Lane, Warboys was driving a friend’s silver Ford Focus on the evening of June 6 when he smashed into the front of a home in Temperance Court on School Lane. - Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A drink driver with no licence crashed into a Ramsey home.

Timothy Allen, of Popes Lane, Warboys, was driving a friend’s silver Ford Focus on the evening of June 6 when he smashed into the front of a home in Temperance Court on School Lane.

The 24-year-old drove off without providing the homeowner any of his details and when police pursued him, he abandoned the vehicle and ran off on foot.

Drink Driver smashes into a Ramsey Home.

Drink Driver smashes into a Ramsey Home. - Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Allen gave an initial reading of 65 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath – the legal limit is 35. He also gave a positive test for cocaine at the roadside.

At Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday (July 12) Allen pleaded guilty to drink-driving, failing to stop, having no licence or no insurance. He was disqualified from driving for 16 months and must pay a £322 fine.

PC Matt Panks from the Cambridgeshire Road Policing Unit said: “There is no excuse for drink-driving and it is lucky that no-one was harmed by Allen’s driving; the situation could have been a lot worse.

“I hope the driving disqualification makes Allen think about his actions that day and from now on.”

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