Young driver loses licence over Leyburn town centre crash

Photo: Sam Duffus.

A teenage driver will be stripped of his licence after a late-night crash in Leyburn’s market place.

Cadno Buck-Brearley smashed his black Vauxhall Astra into the former HSBC bank and Victoria’s Lingerie shop in November last year.

The 18-year-old, of Woodside, Leyburn, lost control of his car, flipping it onto its side after hitting a kerb.

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At Northallerton Magistrates’ Court today, he pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and failing to stop after an accident.

Sarah Tyrer, prosecuting, said Buck-Brearley was spotted speeding down High Street, Leyburn, at around 9.45pm on November 3.

His fast driving attracted attention, with one shop owner spotting the teen’s car speed past his window at “around 45mph”.

Another witness said the sound of the impact was “like a bomb going off”.

Spectators ran out of the pub to see the car on its side near the zebra crossing.

With the doors jammed, Buck-Brearley had to be helped out of the car through the boot.

But he fled the scene after someone in the crowd of spectators shouted “leg it.”

A barmaid in a Leyburn pub later told police the defendant left the pub 15 minutes before the collision after ordering “three or four pints of cider and several Jack Daniel’s and coke”.

After a police appeal, Buck-Brearley reported to Leyburn Police Station on November 9.

The 18-year-old denied drink driving and said he had visited Leyburn Police Station the day after the crash, and on three other occasions, to inquire about his car.

He was ordered to pay £384 by the court and handed eight penalty points.

It means his license will be revoked due to his young age and he will have to retake his tests to get it back.