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Man denies driving charge after parked cars damaged at Greenhead Park

Mohammed Riaz to face trial on May 5

A man has appeared in court over an incident where cars were damaged near Greenhead Park.

Mohammed Riaz, 35, was before Kirklees Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

He faces a charge of failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis.

The incident saw six parked cars hit by a vehicle on Gledholt Road, which is near the park.

It happened on February 18 and police were called to the scene, the court was told.

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Prosecutor Shamaila Qureshi said that a white BMW was found to have crashed into the unattended cars.

Riaz was at the scene and police suspected him of drink-driving, she told the court.

He was allegedly aggressive when placed in the police van and was arrested after refusing to provide a roadside breath sample.

Ms Quershi told the court that when Riaz, of Highfield Chase in Dewsbury, attended at Huddersfield Police Station he failed to comply with the breathalyser procedure.

He allegedly sucked on the tube instead of blowing on it as instructed.

Riaz, who attended at court without a solicitor, denied the charge.

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He claimed that he had no memory of the incident at all.

District Judge Michael Fanning told him that his trial will take place on May 5.

Several of the cars were left badly damaged following the smash, which was seen by several witnesses.

It happened just before noon when a car apparently veered out of control.

Many cars parked in the area are left by people who work in Huddersfield and walk from the park to work.


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