Unwanted guests gate-crashed a house party thrown by an 18 year old when his parents were on holiday abroad.
But it ended in disaster for teenager Thomas Cookson when he illegally took to the wheel of his absent father’s £40,000 Audi.
Alan Godwin, defending, said that Cookson of Preston Old Road, Freckleton, had driven the car owned by parking company boss Brian Cookson to make sure it was not damaged as trouble brewed at the house.
Cookson admitted aggravated vehicle taking when he appeared before Blackpool Magistrates.
He also admitted drink driving – he was almost three times over the limit – driving without insurance and possessing cannabis.
The court heard that noise and activity at the party annoyed neighbours who called police.
Later police were alerted when a witness saw Cookson crash the Audi which he had taken from his parents’ house.
He hit a garden wall in Freckleton and then drove off.
When he was arrested for the driving matters he told a police officer: “Oh, what have I done?”
He told police that he had friends round to his home and took the car to show off.
It was then the small amount of cannabis was found.
Magistrates were told his father had paid for the wall to be restored and plants replaced.
Mr Godwin told the hearing: “My client had been drinking at the party.
“It started with just friends and then other people turned up that he did not want there.
“His father’s car was in the driveway. He decided to move it because he thought there was a risk of it being damaged as bottles had been thrown.
“He decided to move it round the corner but because of the amount he had to drink his driving was not up standard.”
“When his father was told what had gone on he was very angry with his son.”
Cookson junior, an apprentice electrician, was ordered to do 80 hours’ unpaid work for the community, banned from the road for two years, fined £200 for no insurance and fined £100 for possessing the drug.