Ferrari driver who smashed £500K supercar head-on into row of five parked cars before climbing out of wreckage and fleeing is banned from the roads for 12 months

  • Richard Cullen was banned from the roads after losing control of his Ferrari
  • He was fined more than £10,000 and ordered to pay £185 in costs by the court

A Ferrari driver who smashed his car head-on into a row of five parked vehicles has been banned from the roads for 12 months.

Richard Cullen was reportedly banned from the roads after losing control of his vehicle and causing a five-car collision before climbing out of the wreckage and fleeing the scene.

At Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today, Mr Cullen was said to have admitted to careless driving and failing to stop after a road accident, but claimed he had only done so due to ‘aggressive witnesses’. 

Mr Cullen was fined more than £10,000 and ordered to pay £185 costs as well as a £190 victim surcharge, according to BirminghamLive.

But his defence said Mr Cullen would ‘struggle significantly’, now having to take taxis and hire drivers during his 12-month driving ban.

 Jason Aris said: ‘He does not have an argument under exceptional hardship but he is going to have to employ drivers and utilise taxis and Ubers which are going to come at considerable expense to him. He is going to struggle quite significantly during work hours.’

During proceedings, a statement was also reportedly read out by one of the car owners who said the incident had caused a ‘large financial impact’.  

Prosecutor Alinah Iqbal said: ‘While in the vehicle on the Hagley Road for reasons not established he lost control causing it to veer across the road into the opposite carriageway. He failed to correct the deviation and subsequently collided on the front end with another vehicle.’ 

District Judge Michelle Smith reportedly ruled that Mr Cullen should pay £10,069 in fines based on his means and ordered to pay £185 costs.

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