Sheffield drink driver behind bars for tricking police

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A DRUNKEN teen tried to dodge prosecution for drink-driving by swapping seats with his passenger.

Officers who spotted a Rover 100 speeding around a housing estate saw 19-year-old Gavin Hall in the driving seat when they approached the car. He was charged with drink-driving.

But his pal Joshua Garrison, also 19, and a banned driver, came clean a few days later and confessed to police he had asked his pal to take the rap. By then it was too late to charge Garrison with drink-driving, but he was charged with perverting the course of justice, driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance.

Garrison, of Blackburn Drive, Chapeltown, admitted the offences and was sent to a Young Offenders’ Institute for 13 months and banned for driving for another 18 months.

His passenger, Hall, of Rotherham Road, Maltby, also admitted perverting the course of justice and was sentenced to seven months. The pair had been speeding in Bramley, Rotherham.