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Drink drive teenager crashed car into couples home

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A teenager has pleaded guilty to crashing his father’s top-of-the-line sports car into a house while more than twice over the drink-drive limit.

Harry Bishop, 19, from Birmingham, caused substantial damage when his dad’s Audi R8 had careered into the front of the property.

Court heard that the crash had happened in the early hours of May 1st this year.

Homeowners Harold and Janet Perry were awoken by a loud bang and looked out the window to see that the Audi had destroyed their fence and wall, smashing down their front door and part of the porch.

Mr Perry, aged 72, said: “We were asleep when all of a sudden ‘boom!’ there was a massive bang and I thought a bomb had gone off.”

At around 5am, Harry’s father Martin was woken by his son who admitted what he had done.

The pair returned to the scene and Mr Bishop told the Perrys that his son was responsible.

Appearing before magistrates last week, the defendant admitted driving while over the legal limit.

He also pleaded guilty to taking the £100,000 car without consent and driving without insurance.

District Judge Lesley Mottram said that the vehicle has caused some £5000 worth of damage and referred the case to Crown Court, arguing that magistrates had insufficient powers to sentence the teenager.

Bishop was granted unconditional bail and is set to be sentenced on June 26th.

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