A BMW driver who was arrested in Basford tried to ‘trick’ the police by providing false insurance documents.
But Eesa Ahmed appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday February 23 after her plan failed.
21-year-old Noel Street Hyson Green was arrested driving a BMW 5 Series on March 21, 2020, and officers found he had no insurance.
He was registered in the name of a family member and received a standard traffic violation report.
When asked to provide proof of insurance, he provided an apparently ‘valid’ certificate, but police say he ‘was exposed when his apparent insurer found no record of his policy number “.
Analysis of his mobile phone revealed that he had arranged to pay an anonymous contact to provide him with a fake certificate covering the day he was driving.
He admitted an offense of attempting to pervert the course of justice and also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving without insurance.
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Inspector Dave Mather, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: ‘If this young man had just admitted he had no insurance, he could have served his sentence, learned from his mistake and moved on for the rest of his life. Instead, he deliberately sought to deceive by providing a false certificate of insurance.
“He may have thought it was a low-risk ploy to dodge a fine, but in reality he was committing an extremely serious criminal offense by attempting to pervert the course of justice.”
Ahmed was sentenced to 34 weeks in prison, suspended for two years.
“I’m glad he has now been punished and I also hope this case sends a clear warning to others about the potential consequences of lying to the police,” Inspector Mather added.