Airbag DNA foiled crash driver’s ruse

A DRIVER reported his car stolen after he crashed it while driving without insurance. 

Mirfield man David Miller, 38, had crashed his BMW into a bridge on Station Road in Heckmondwike on December 17.

Leeds Crown Court heard that he was seen walking away from the scene and told a woman he had already contacted the police. She did not believe him and phoned the police herself.

Miller, of Old Bank Road, did not stay at the scene, walked home and reported a burglary just after 11pm. He told police his keys and car had been stolen and that he had not driven the vehicle for several months after his insurance was cancelled.

But the car’s airbag was deployed in the accident and when it was tested Miller’s DNA was found.

Miller pleaded guilty to attempting to pervert the course of justice and driving without insurance. He was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for two years and given eight penalty points.

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