A MAN who crashed a car into a lamppost and failed to report the incident has been given an electronic curfew and disqualified from driving for six months.

Christopher James Nicholson, of Kingfisher Drive, Haresfinch appeared at Merseyside Magistrates' Court.

Nicholson, 29, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention on Lancots Lane, Sutton on November 13, 2019.

He also pleaded guilty to failing to report an accident after a Kia Seed he was driving hit a lamppost on the street.

A court sheet said "an accident occurred whereby damage was caused to property forming part of the land on which the road was situated, or land adjacent thereto, namely a lamppost".

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Nicholson did not report the collision at a police station or to a constable within 24 hours of the crash.

The 29-year-old was given a community order for failing to report the accident.

He must comply with an electronic curfew for six weeks and was ordered to pay a £90 victim surcharge and £85 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service, making a total of £175.

He was also disqualified from driving for six months.

No separate penalty was imposed for the driving without due care and attention charge.

The defendant's guilty pleas were taken into account as the sentence was imposed.