Disqualified M4 driver jailed after lying to police about identity

Jahad Hussain told police officers he was a relative when he was stopped on the motorway for suspected speeding
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A driver stopped for suspected speeding on the M4 lied about his identity to police officers and pretended to be a member of his own family. Jahad Hussain of Capel Crescent, Newport, was stopped on the motorway on suspicion of breaking the speed limit between junctions 15 and 16 in Wiltshire on June 19, 2022.

He was disqualified from driving but lied to police officers about his identity and gave relative's details as his own. The relative denied being involved in the incident but refused to identify the suspect, Wiltshire Police said.

Officers were able to identify Hussain as the suspect through intelligence tools. This was then confirmed with the help of Gwent Police, who identified him using body camera footage. Hussain was subsequently charged with driving while disqualified and perverting the course of justice.

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Hussain, 25, pleaded guilty at a hearing held on Friday, June 14. He was jailed for six months for driving while disqualified and perverting the course of justice. He was also banned from driving for 35 months.

Roads Policing Officer Paul Brewster said: “Not only was Hussain already disqualified from driving when he was pulled over, he lied to officers about his identity and tried to blame it on a relative instead. This is a very serious offence and amounts to perverting the course of justice.

“This is where a defendant lies or acts to stop the true facts of an incident being established in order to avoid punishment or to get the wrong person punished. I’m pleased that the courts have recognised the severity of the offence by giving Hussain a custodial sentence. I’d also like to thank Gwent Police for their support in the investigation.”