Mini Cooper driver in row banned from road


Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - NEWS - By EMMA DAV­I­SON emma.dav­i­son@trin­i­tymir­ @Em­maDav­i­son10

A MAN caught drink-driv­ing at­tracted at­ten­tion of po­lice – when his friend knocked his cap off.

The un­usual ex­pla­na­tion was given by Hafeez Aziz’s so­lic­i­tor when he ap­peared at Kirklees Mag­is­trates’ Court.

He had de­nied driv­ing whilst over the pre­scribed limit but changed his plea to guilty on the day of his trial.

Pros­e­cu­tor Vanessa Schofield ex­plained that in the early hours of May 25 Aziz was wit­nessed ar­gu­ing with an­other man in Queen Street South near Hud­der­s­field town cen­tre.

He left his Mini Cooper with the keys in the ig­ni­tion and the en­gine still run­ning and po­lice ar­rived and ar­rested him.

Breath tests re­vealed that the 49-year-old had 91 mi­cro­grammes of al­co­hol in 100 millil­itres of breath.

This was more than twoand-a-half times the le­gal limit of 35 mi­cro­grammes.

Mike Sis­son-Pell, mit­i­gat­ing, said: “It’s a strange set of cir­cum­stances.

“Mr Aziz knows this man and was giv­ing him a lift and he knocked his cap off in fun.

“Then fol­lowed an ar­gu­ment and that at­tracted the at­ten­tion of the wit­ness who called po­lice and Mr Aziz was ar­rested.”

Mag­is­trates ad­journed sen­tenc­ing so that a full re­port could be pre­pared on Aziz, of Black­moor­foot Road in Crosland Moor.

He will be sen­tenced on Septem­ber 26 and was banned from driv­ing in the in­terim.

Queen Street South in Hud­der­s­field

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