A YOUNG man with a provisional driving licence has been disqualified from driving after he was involved in an accident driving his friend’s car.

Jordan Michael Lee, 22, of Pennyfields, Bolton-upon-Dearne, was driving a car which was struck by another vehicle at 10.30pm on Carr Lane in March.

The driver of the other car left the scene, and police came to and found Lee in a Renault Clio. When questioned at the scene, Lee admitted to not having a full driving licence and that the car belonged to his friends so he was not insured to drive the vehicle.

Lee was arrested and a drug test was taken and he was found to have cannabis in his system.

Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was told how Lee was mixing with the ‘wrong crowd’ at the time of the offence and the incident had been a wake up call for him.

He confirmed that he had pulled away from the crowd and he had since got a new partner, home and job and was no longer taking cannabis.

Lee, who previously had his licence disqualified in 2017, pleaded guilty to driving while over the controlled drug limit, using a vehicle without third party insurance and driving other than in accordance with his licence.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £415.