Man Arrested for Driving under the Influence of Awesome Music

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Police in Bristol, UK pulled over a man who was driving erratically. They thought Aaron Cogley was drunk, but according to his defense attorney, the suspect was "carried away because of the intoxicating effects of drum and bass music." This Is Bristol reports:

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. [...]

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.

Mr Hollier told the court Cogley then drove slowly through two sets of red lights in Stokes Croft before swerving from lane to lane as he headed towards Montpelier Station. Police rushed the vehicle and Cogley was arrested and breathalysed, but blew a zero reading.

Mr Hollier said: "When asked about it he said he was listening to drum and bass and was in a hurry."

Mr. Cogley has been convicted and sentenced to community service, fined and banned from driving for a year.

Stay safe, kids. Don't listen to early 80s Madonna while operating machinery. You won't be able to maintain self-control.

Link -via Nerdcore

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