A 22-year-old Port Erin man had admitted careless driving after he drove into a wall then failed to stop afterwards.

Ryan Kyle Shaw was arrested later at his home, at Magherchirrym.

In court, he pleaded guilty to careless driving, failing to stop after an accident, and possessing cannabis.

Prosecuting advocate Barry Swain told the court that the accident occurred on March 15, at 5.30pm.

Shaw was driving a Vauxhall Corsa when he hit the wall at Ballafesson Road in Port Erin, causing it to collapse.

Police went to the scene but no accident had been reported.

Shaw was arrested on March 16 at his home, where officers also found 0.2 grams of cannabis, which they valued at £4, along with a grinder.

Shaw was due to be sentenced on Tuesday for five other offences to which he had previously pleaded guilty.

He had previously admitted driving while under the influence of benzoylecgonine, diazepam, and ketamine, as well as possessing cocaine and cannabis, all committed on January 14.

However, duty advocate Jane Gray said that Shaw now wanted to enter a basis of plea in relation to those offences.

In the basis, Shaw said that denied some of the allegations stated in the prosecution’s case, so a Newton Hearing to settle the disputed facts will now be necessary.

The case was adjourned until May 23 when a date for a Newton Hearing will be fixed, once the availability of police officers who are witnesses, has been established.

Sentencing for the offences committed on March 15 will take place after the outcome of any Newton Hearing for the January 14 offences.

Bail continues.