No insurance allegations dropped against ‘supercar’ driver
9:04am Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
A BOLTON man who was stopped by police while driving a new supercar along St Helens Road had allegations that he was uninsured dropped when he appeared before magistrates.
Mohammed Patel, aged 27, of Bradford Avenue, Burnden, was driving a 2013 white Lamborghini Gallardo when he was stopped at 11pm on May 5.
Bolton magistrates yesterday heard that Mr Patel works as a driver for Birmingham based Platinum Executive Travel, which hires out luxury cars.
He had just finished chauffeuring a bridegroom to his wedding in the sports car, models of which cost up to £186,000.
He was alleged to have been uninsured to drive the vehicle and the company’s boss, 43-year-old Saleem Iqbal, of Streetsbrook Road, Sollihull, appeared in court alongside him accused of allowing Mr Patel to drive the supercar without insurance.
However, the prosecution dropped the case against both men after Mr Iqbal was able to produce documents to show Mr Patel was covered to use the vehicle as an employee.