A drink driver gave his cousin's details to the police and was prosecuted at court under the wrong name, a judge was told.
Daniel Paintsil's dishonest actions led to his cousin having difficulty obtaining a visa to return to the UK - and later having to officially clear his name in court.
The 35-year-old defendant had been hoping to escape undetected - as he was in even worse trouble because, unlike his cousin, he did not have a full driving licence and was not insured.
It then came to light that Paintsil had previously been prosecuted in his cousin's name for an earlier motoring offence in 2012.
link source - Leicester Mercury