UK man sentenced for driving under influence … of music

UK man sentenced for driving under influence … of music

A white van man “high on drum and bass” was driving so erratically that police pulled him over thinking he must be under the influence.

Police didn’t chase Aaron Cogley but followed on intrigued as he dawdled through back streets, took a sharp turn and crawled through two sets of red traffic lights.

After hauling him out of his vehicle it transpired he was neither drunk nor on drugs but intoxicated by the top tunes blaring from his stereo, Bristol Crown Court was told.

Professional driver Cogley, 25, formerly of Gardener Road, Portishead, but now said to be homeless, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

Mark Hollier, prosecuting, said police in an unmarked car spotted Cogley driving his Ford van in the streets near Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Mr Hollier said Cogley headed from Marlborough Street into Dighton Street, “cut up” a motorist and rounded a corner so sharply the whole van rocked on its chassis.

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