Alan Hogg, 33, from Wimborne damaged Kingston Lacy Cricket Club’s pitch

Bournemouth Echo: REPAIRS: Damage caused by Alan Hogg REPAIRS: Damage caused by Alan Hogg

A WIMBORNE man was celebrating May Day when he performed ‘donuts’ in a four-by-four on a community cricket pitch, a court heard.

Alan William Hogg, 33, had started drinking at 5am on May 1 before watching Morris dancing in the town, prosecutor Heather Jackson said.

Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court heard on Monday that a passer-by had seen a car being driven onto the National Trust cricket pitch at Pamphill Green, and then heard it “moving around in circles”.

Later, Hogg was reported driving his partner’s Suzuki Vitara at speed along a bridleway at Chilbridge Farm when he lost control and crashed through a fence.

He was later arrested by police after he was spotted driving erratically in Stone Lane.

Hogg, of Juniper Close, Three Legged Cross, admitted drink-driving – with 77 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – driving while disqualified and without insurance, failing to stop and causing damage to property.

In mitigation, Mark Hensleigh said Hogg, who is on benefits and takes medication for “serious problems in his life”, hadn’t realised he was driving on the cricket pitch, used by Kingston Lacy Cricket Club, believing it to be common land, and that only “outfield” was damaged.

The magistrates described Hogg’s “one after the other” record of drink-driving and driving while disqualified offences as “appalling”.

They imposed a jail term of six weeks, suspended for 18 months with supervision, and banned him from driving for four years.

He was told he would have to retake his driving test before getting his licence back, and ordered to pay £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

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1:29pm Fri 23 May 14

contric says...

you get a bigger financial penalty for getting on a train without paying
you get a bigger financial penalty for getting on a train without paying contric
  • Score: 19

1:47pm Fri 23 May 14

Wackerone says...

contric wrote:
you get a bigger financial penalty for getting on a train without paying
The law in this country is a joke, or at least the judges and magistrates who uphold it are. This bloke should be in jail and the key thrown away.
[quote][p][bold]contric[/bold] wrote: you get a bigger financial penalty for getting on a train without paying[/p][/quote]The law in this country is a joke, or at least the judges and magistrates who uphold it are. This bloke should be in jail and the key thrown away. Wackerone
  • Score: 11

2:05pm Fri 23 May 14

billy bumble says...

Unbelievable

And not even an order to repay damages to the Club

Not that this waste of oxygen would have paid it anyhow - but it IS a very serious judicial oversight on behalf of the Magistrates - just goes to show how utterly pathetic and ignorant they are
Unbelievable And not even an order to repay damages to the Club Not that this waste of oxygen would have paid it anyhow - but it IS a very serious judicial oversight on behalf of the Magistrates - just goes to show how utterly pathetic and ignorant they are billy bumble
  • Score: 13

3:39pm Fri 23 May 14

MMM444 says...

What an absolute joke, hold your heads in shame you pathetic magistrates, and this clown Hogg carrys on recieving his benefits, this whole system is broken, like this country, F----ed and finished, rant over
What an absolute joke, hold your heads in shame you pathetic magistrates, and this clown Hogg carrys on recieving his benefits, this whole system is broken, like this country, F----ed and finished, rant over MMM444
  • Score: 12

5:02pm Fri 23 May 14

burgerboy says...

Wackerone wrote:
contric wrote:
you get a bigger financial penalty for getting on a train without paying
The law in this country is a joke, or at least the judges and magistrates who uphold it are. This bloke should be in jail and the key thrown away.
No name of the magistrate then, but it sounds like a Wiggsy sentence.....
[quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]contric[/bold] wrote: you get a bigger financial penalty for getting on a train without paying[/p][/quote]The law in this country is a joke, or at least the judges and magistrates who uphold it are. This bloke should be in jail and the key thrown away.[/p][/quote]No name of the magistrate then, but it sounds like a Wiggsy sentence..... burgerboy
  • Score: 7

6:05pm Fri 23 May 14

jayeff says...

This is a ridiculous sentence he should have had to pay some compensation to the club after spending time in jail and recieving some sort of re training in becoming a decent citizen.
This is a ridiculous sentence he should have had to pay some compensation to the club after spending time in jail and recieving some sort of re training in becoming a decent citizen. jayeff
  • Score: 6

6:26pm Fri 23 May 14

rozmister says...

Should have been jailed - when you drink and drive you take other road user's lives in your own hands and, given that it wasn't a first offence, it clearly wasn't one split second moment of madness.
Should have been jailed - when you drink and drive you take other road user's lives in your own hands and, given that it wasn't a first offence, it clearly wasn't one split second moment of madness. rozmister
  • Score: 8

6:51pm Fri 23 May 14

Huey says...

He had PTSD brought on by watching the Morris dancing, please show him some sympathy.
He had PTSD brought on by watching the Morris dancing, please show him some sympathy. Huey
  • Score: -4

10:43am Sat 24 May 14

Echo & the Funnymen says...

All those pints and doughnuts on the cricket pitch? Bet he ended up with the Runs!
All those pints and doughnuts on the cricket pitch? Bet he ended up with the Runs! Echo & the Funnymen
  • Score: 0

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