Man caught drug driv­ing af­ter see­ing lu­nar eclipse

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS -

AN in­sur­ance bro­ker who drove out from home to get a bet­ter view of a lu­nar eclipse was caught un­der the in­flu­ence of cannabis.

Max James Hartle, 20, spent two hours with his girl­friend star­ing at the Blood Moon from a hill in Bolling­ton, a court heard.

But on his drive home he was pulled over by po­lice and tested pos­i­tive for cannabis.

Hartle, of Glan­don Drive, Chea­dle Hulme, ad­mit­ted drug driv­ing at Mac­cles­field mag­is­trates’ court on Novem­ber 17.

Hartle told a court he was ‘fu­ri­ous with him­self’ and was banned from driv­ing for 12 months.

The court heard that Hartle was caught in his Re­nault Clio on Flash Lane, Bolling­ton, at 1.50am on Septem­ber 28.

Si­mon Mor­ton, de­fend­ing, said: “Af­ter work he called in to see some friends who were smok­ing a cannabis joint and he had a couple of tokes.

“He then spent the night with his girl­friend.

“It was the night of the Blood Moon and him and his girl­friend de­cided to drive to the high­est point they could in Bolling­ton.

“They spent a few hours look­ing at the moon and was driv­ing home when he was pulled over.

“He is fu­ri­ous with him­self. He has brought dis­grace to him­self and his fam­ily.”

●● Max Hartle drove be­cause he wanted to get a bet­ter view of the blood moon

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