North Berwick driver put friends in hospital

Haddington Sheriff Court

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A teenage driver who put his young passengers in hospital after smashing his car into woods has been banned from the road.

Nicholas Ness (19) was driving his Volkswagen Polo on a dark country road when he began to overtake pals who were in a car in front of him on a sweeping bend.

But the inexperienced driver – who had a 13-year-old girl and 17-year-old man in the car at the time – lost control of his vehicle and ended up smashing the car into a tree.

Full story and more from Haddington Sheriff Court in this week’s East Lothian News, on sale now.

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