Garage man crashed ...in a customer’s car

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A MAN who hit another car while driving a customer’s car has appeared in court.

Brian Slack, 47, of Market Street, Halifax, was driving a car while working for AA Autos.

He crashed into a Nissan Qashqai in Stretchgate Lane, Halifax.

Slack got out of the car and approached the other driver to swap details. “He told the driver he needed to go and get a pen but then made off,” said Camile Moorland, prosecuting.

Slack said he returned to the scene minutes later but the other driver had already left.

Slack admitted driving without due care and attention and having no insurance.

He was found guilty in his absence after failing to attend court.

Malcolm Knowles, representing Slack, said he did not receive the summons.

“It seems that the insurance that he would have had in relation to work didn’t cover him for social events,” he said.

“It was actually a customer’s car he was driving,” said Mr Knowles.

“There was no deliberate attempt made to drive without insurance,” he said.

Slack was fined £100 for driving without due care and attention.

He was given eight penalty points for having no insurance and was also ordered to pay £85 in costs and £15 victim surcharge.