Groom who crashed hired £130k supercar after police chase a day before his wedding jailed

A groom who was high on cocaine and cannabis smashed his hired Audi R8 into a lamppost after being tasered by police has been jailed for 18 months at Manchester Crown Court.

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The court heard how in the early hours of October 10, the groom Nasar Hanif, and his friends had travelled to the city centre to show off cars they had hired for the wedding, which was set for the following day, when they got into argument with two men outside The Printworks.

Hanif and his friends who were travelling in a convoy of supercars including an Audi R8 Hanif was driving, a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Mercedes c63 convertible, and a Mercedes e250 convertible, got out of their vehicles and started to brawl with the two men.

One of the men was chased off while the second man was given a beating by Hanif and seven friends who then fled the scene.

When police finally caught up with the convoy they followed the Audi R8 which was being driven by Hanif and a Lamborghini as other cars in the convey went in different directions.

The police tried to block off the cars at red lights but both the vehicles reversed with Hanif hitting the car behind him before speeding off.

Officers caught up with Hanif at a Tesco car park, ramming the R8 and forcing it into a spin.

Hanif still would not stop the vehicle and was determined to get away so the officer was forced to taser him at the wheel which forced Hanif to lose control and smash into a lamppost.

Despite this, he still managed to get out of the wreckage and run off but was later found hiding under a car by a police dog.

At Manchester Crown Court, his lawyer Steven Sullivan, appealed to the judge to not jail Hanif, saying he was the main carer for his new bride who was bed-bound after heart surgery.

Hanif who had previous convictions for affray, obstructing police, possessing heroin and cocaine with intent, and driving offences, collapsed in tears as Judge Richard Mansell QC jailed him for 18 months.

Judge Richard Mansell QC said ‘sickening’ violence had been followed by ‘appalling’ driving.

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