Chiswick 'Rapper' In Court For Driving With One Hand

Matin Osmani was spotted filming himself on his phone while driving

Matin Osmani driving a Lamborghini in the video for one of his songs. Picture: YouTube


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A Chiswick man who filmed himself driving a Lamborghini with one hand while also filming himself, has been banned from driving for three months and fined.

Aspiring rapper Matin Osmani, 23, drove the car along the Great West Road last year while uploading the footage he filmed to the internet.

A member of the public spotted him on March 11th and reported him to police.

He was sentenced at Lavender Hill magistrates’ court on Wednesday after admitting driving without due care and attention at an earlier hearing.

Osmani, who represented himself in court, said he had “bad judgment”. He told the hearing, according to a report carried in the Evening Standard: “I was in full control of my vehicle. In my view my driving is as good as anyone else’s but one thing I understand now is I made a stupid decision which I have learned from.”

Osmani runs Man Vs Food, an American-themed restaurant in Hounslow which opened last year.

He is also an aspiring rapper, under the name Matayo, and has uploaded several videos to YouTube, including two featuring a white Lamborghini.

Magistrates chairman Michael Ross said: “You are going to be disqualified for three months. This was an extremely dangerous offence and you think it was serious enough to warrant this disqualification in its own right.”

Mr Ross said Osmani, from Chiswick, will not have to re-take his driving test. He was disqualified from driving for three months and handed a £500 fine, a £50 victim surcharge and £80 costs.

July 23, 2016


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