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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Jail for 'driving addict' who crashed weeks after being banned for five years

Jail for 'driving addict' who crashed weeks after being banned for five years
Jail for 'driving addict' who crashed weeks after being banned for five years


Jail for 'driving addict' who crashed weeks after being banned for five years



A BANNED driver, said to be addicted to getting behind the wheel, crashed into the back of a broken down car on the motorway - only three weeks after a court disqualified him for five years.

Adam Virr, 30, then persuaded his girlfriend to lie to police, claiming her car had been stolen in a burglary, and threatened to end their relationship if she did not do so.


Prosecutor Andrew Horton told Bradford Crown Court that a BMW had broken down in the outside lane of the M606. The driver had contacted the police and got out of the car. The BMW was written off when Virr drove into it in his partner Fiona Smith's Volkswagen Golf. Smith was with him. They ran off and got into another car.

An hour and a half after the accident, on March 29 this year, Smith made a 999 call to police claiming her home had been burgled. Police went to the address.

Both defendants were there and showed the officers a smashed vase they said had been caused by the intruders. Smith made a false statement, claiming her car keys had been stolen and the Golf driven off from outside the house.







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