Under the Influence of Drum and Bass Music?
Twenty-five-year-old Aaron Cogley was recently arrested and convicted in the U.K. of driving under the influence of drum and bass, a form of fast-paced electronic music.
According to reports, Mr. Cogley was pulled over by Police for driving erratically. Police administered a Breathalyzer assuming that Mr. Cogley was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but the Breathalyzer found that he was not drunk or high.
According to Bristol Crown Court Prosecutor Mark Hollier, Mr. Cogley told Police “he was listening to drum and bass and was in a hurry.”
According to reports, Mr. Cogley ran multiple red lights and almost collided with another vehicle.
Defense Attorney David Miller said, “It was stupid. He was carried away because of the intoxicating effects of drum and bass music.”
Mr. Cogley, who is a professional driver, pleaded guilty to reckless driving.
Judge Kevin De Haan, who described drum and bass as “intoxicating for some. Very irritating for others,” suspended Mr. Cogley’s driver’s license for a year and ordered that he take a new driver’s exam prior to getting his license back.
According to Arizona Revised Statute 28-693, a person may be charged with reckless driving if he operates his vehicle in a manner that is in reckless disregard for the safety of others or property. In Arizona, reckless driving may be charged as a Class 2 misdemeanor punishable by up to four months in jail, driver’s license revocation, ninety-day driver’s license suspension, fines and probation.
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