NEIGHBOURS in New Mills were woken by a loud bang after a car crashed into a parked vehicle in the early hours of the morning, High Peak magistrates were told.
Helen Griffiths, prosecuting, said one witness woken by the 1am crash looked out to see two people running away from a light-coloured vehicle.
The accident on Dye House Lane involved a Vauxhall Astra which struck a parked Volkswagen with sufficient force to shunt it more than a car’s length.
Paul Henry Adrio, 39, who was seen to leave the scene together with a female passenger, was convicted after a trial of driving without due care and attention, failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident after the crash on February 28.
When interviewed by police he had said he could not recall having an accident.
Adrio, of Ollersett Avenue, who was not represented, told the court: “I would like to apologise for my actions.”
He was given a two-year community order with supervision and a six-month alcohol treatment requirement.
Already serving a 42-month driving ban for a different offence, Adrio received a 12-month ban which will run alongside the existing driving ban.
He was also ordered to pay £300 towards the costs of the prosecution.