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Man says dangerous driving was result of listening to drum and base

by | 5th, April 2013

drum and baszeCAN you get “high on drum and bass“?

Police spotted professional driver Aaron Cogley motoring through Bristol. He drifted about the streets, crawling through two red red traffic lights and cutting up traffic. His vehicle was “rocking on the chassis”. Police pulled him over. He was breathalysed. And gave a zero reading for alcohol. He had no drugs.

At Bristol Crown Court, Cogley, 25, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

Says David Miller, defending:

“It was stupid. He was carried away because of the intoxicating effects of drum and bass music.”

Recorder Mr Kevin De Haan QC says drum and base is “intoxicating for some. Very irritating for others…. Police thought you had taken something.” 

Cogley was ordered to undertake 80 hours of unpaid work, banned from driving for 12 months and told to pass an extended driving test.

If music is linked to driving styles, is the man in fron you in the Rover 75 listening to Chopin’s piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor?



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