Padfield woman fined for hitting car

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A Padfield banker who drove into a parked car blamed the size of her new larger vehicle, a court heard.

Charlotte Krommendijk admitted two charges of failing to stop after a road accident and failing to report the incident, which occurred on May 20, on Marple Road, in Chisworth.

High Peak magistrates heard on Monday that the 26-year-old, of Platt Street, Padfield, was on her way to work in her Volkswagen when she hit a Vauxhall Astra.

Prosecutor Jennifer Fitzgerald said an eye witness saw her car “drift for no reason” towards the car, cracking the Astra’s wing mirror and denting the bodywork. The court heard she had knocked on a few doors on the street to find the owner, but had driven off after no one answered.

Lisa Tinsley, defending, said her client had recently swapped from a small Toyota Aygo to a bigger car, which could have contributed to the error of judgement.

Krommendijk was given six points on her licence, was fined £230 and ordered to pay a £23 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.