Audi drink-driver ran off into Clitheroe fields


The driver of an Audi stopped in the early hours of the morning ran off across fields on the outskirts of Clitheroe.

Blackburn magistrates heard that, half-an-hour later, Ryan Jepson was seen walking along Whalley Road in a dishevelled state, muddy from the knees down and not wearing any footwear.

Jepson (20), of Billington Gardens, Billington, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. He was fined £200 with £105 costs and banned from driving for 13 months.

Mr Simon Farnsworth (defending) said his client, a former QEGS pupil, had never been in trouble before: “He accepts his behaviour was stupid and foolish,” said Mr Farnsworth.

“He is ashamed, embarrassed and sorry for what he did.”