Published: June 12, 2009
Motorist sentenced after car slams into Burnham-On-Sea home

A 44-year-old motorist who crashed a BMW through the wall of a Burnham-On-Sea home in an early morning accident has this week been given a two-year suspended jail term. reported in May how Patrick Caulton, from Bridgwater, had been arrested after careering off Marine Drive at speed, demolishing two lamp posts, slamming through a brick wall and ending up in a front garden, as pictured here.

He appeared before Sedgemoor Magistrates Court this week where the judge gave him a two year suspended sentence for aggravated vehicle taking and driving without insurance.

He was also asked to pay £300 compensation towards the repair costs, and has been disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Residents were shocked to be woken by the sound of a loud bang at 4.15am on May 10th when the accident occurred on the corner of Marine Drive and Highburn Close, close to the entrance to Apex Wildlife Park.

One resident said it was a "miracle" no-one had been seriously injured in the accident, which left debris strewn across the garden of the property, as shown here.


BMW smashes through lampposts and wall in early morning crash


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