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Man who failed driving test four times smashed car into POLICE STATION after ‘six or seven beers’

A man who failed his driving test four times smashed his car into a police station after drinking ‘six or seven beers’ – before wandering inside giggling, a court heard.

Jacques Pierre attempted to drive his Mazda 3 home, but ended up ploughing through bollards and into the GMP building in Wythenshawe.

A court heard he owned the car, but had no licence and was almost three times over the legal drink drive limit when he got behind the wheel on the evening of December 2.

The front of the car was badly damaged in the crash, but the building, on Poundswick Lane, remained intact.

Pierre was hauled before Manchester Magistrates’ Court before being made the subject of a 12-month community order.

Prosecuting, David Morgan said that following the crash Pierre – who moved to the UK from Mauritius 15 years ago – walked inside and said ‘I crashed into the police station’ before beginning to laugh.

Jacques Pierre had consumed ‘six or seven beers’

The 55-year-old, of Garth Road, Wythenshawe, had 90 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – almost three times the legal limit.

Pierre pleaded guilty to one count of drink driving; driving without a licence; and driving without insurance at Wednesday’s hearing.

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Representing himself, he told the court: “I apologise. I put myself at risk and others at risk. I’m ready to pay for the consequences of my mistake.”

A probation officer said Pierre had had marital problems and went to his brother-in-law’s house to discuss his relationship before the crash.

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The court was told the dad-of-four doesn’t have a driving licence, having failed his test four times. He suffers from depression, the probation officer added.

Magistrates made Pierre the subject of a 12-month community order, which will include 10 sessions of drink driving courses and 60 hours of unpaid work.

He was disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to pay £170 in costs.

Chair of the bench Hamid Pouladi told Pierre the offences were ‘very serious’.

“Don’t get into the driver’s side of any type of vehicle,” he added.

“The keys of any vehicle in your possession puts you in charge of that vehicle. Have nothing to do with that vehicle other than being a passenger in it, if you must.”

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