Listen here to the song that brought a teenage student from a high-range driving under the influence of driving, after the judge found the song that the perpetrator had written annoying
- Alexander David James Grant was pressured by friends to drive drunk in August
- He was pulled and registered a blood alcohol level of more than 0.2
- Grant went to an education program and wrote a song about what he learned
An 18-year-old university student who was driven four times over the limit has sung his way out of trouble by impressing a judge with a song he wrote about his brush of law.
Alexander David James Grant appeared in Dunedin Court in New Zealand on Wednesday after being persuaded while driving under the influence on 7 August.
The court heard that Grant had been pressured by his friends to get some food after a night of drinking, according to 1 news.
Alexander David James Grant (photo right) was fired without conviction after he had written a repentant song in which he reflected on his drunk
According to the summary of the facts, the teenager admitted that he consumed about five standard drinks before being admitted with an blood alcohol level of more than 0.2.
After his violation, Grant entered the Right Track program, which is designed to train young drivers at risk.
Grant’s lawyer and the public prosecutor agreed that the defendant would end up without conviction
The teenager, also known for his music alias XuzzDoc, had postponed his sentence last year so that he could write a song that reflected on his experience.
The song was played in court on Wednesday and left both Judge Michael Turner and the prosecutor behind.
“You have exceeded my expectations. It’s very impressive, “Mr. Turner said.
Grant’s lawyer and the public prosecutor agreed that the defendant would end up without conviction.
The judge said Grant’s actions were irresponsible, but agreed not to record his conviction.
“I don’t limit drink-driving to a minimum and I have trouble thinking when I last used that discretion for this load,” Mr. Turner said.
“I have no doubt that this was a one-time assessment error, where you were pressured to some extent to get behind the wheel and drive through your friends,”.