Son regrets taking dad’s car keys

KEEN to help provide transport for some stranded friends, twenty-one-year-old James Curry took the keys to his father s Volkswagen Sharan and got another person to drive the vehicle. His father reported the car missing — but then discovered James had aske

KEEN to help provide transport for some stranded friends, twenty-one-year-old James Curry took the keys to his father's Volkswagen Sharan and got another person to drive the vehicle.

His father reported the car missing - but then discovered James had asked his sister to help tow it home, after it sustained £800 worth of damage.

Curry, of Mill Close, Wisbech, admitted aggravated vehicle taking when he appeared before Fenland magistrates on Tuesday. He was banned from driving for a year, told to pay £55 costs, and must carry out 120 hours of unpaid community work.

"He had been drinking himself that night, and got a telephone call from friends stranded in Newmarket," said solicitor Roger Glazebrook.


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"He took the keys and gave them to someone else who had not been drinking. That person hit the kerb and the car was damaged.

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