Man Busted for DUI Was "High on Drum and Bass"

By Bryan Le 04/05/13

A British deliveryman is sentenced for driving under the "intoxicating effects" of the music.

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A man in Bristol, England has been forced off the roads for a full year on charges of driving “high on drum and bass." Police were alerted to the erratic driving of deliveryman Aaron Cogley, 25, who ran two red lights and took a turn so sharp the van “rocked on its chassis” and “cut up” (cut off) another driver. But a breathalyzer test revealed Cogley was completely sober. “When asked about it he said he was listening to drum and bass and was in a hurry,” said the prosecutor. His defense attorney argued that his client “was carried away because of the intoxicating effects" of the music, which is known for its fast beats and heavy bassline. The judge described drum and bass as “intoxicating for some. Very irritating for others.” Cogley pleaded guilty to driving "under the influence" and was sentenced to 80 hours unpaid work, a 12-month driving ban and a $92 fine.

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