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Four-year ban for Strood driver Kalber Phagura after crashing £100k Bentley Continental GT10 in Rainham while twice drink limit

03 March 2014
by Lynn Cox

A Strood driver who smashed a luxury Bentley into a garden wall was more than twice the drink-drive limit and already banned, a court heard.

Kalber Phagura has been disqualified from driving for four years and four months after he crashed the Continental GT10 - thought to be worth more than £100,000 - in Rainham.

Firefighters were called when the vehicle crashed in front of a home in Mierscourt Road on September 15 last year.

Kalber Phagura crashed his Continental GT10 in Rainham. Picture @gawainyoung

Kalber Phagura crashed his Continental GT10 in Rainham. Picture: @gawainyoung

Smoke was seen coming from the vehicle, but no one was injured.

When Phagura, of Lychfield Drive, was arrested and given a breath test, he gave a reading of 92mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.

The 38-year-old, who also hit a parked car, was initially charged with harassment, drink-driving, driving without due care and attention, and driving while disqualified.

He initially denied the charges when he appeared before Medway magistrates.

Damage to a house in Mierscourt Road, Rainham, after the crash

Damage to a house in Mierscourt Road, Rainham, after the crash

At a later hearing, Phagura was acquitted of the harassment charge - but changed his pleas to guilty for the driving offences.

He was given an 84-day jail sentence, suspended for two years, banned from driving for 52 months and fined £3,000.

Phagura will also have to pay £85 court costs.


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