A JUDGE has blamed "too much testosterone" for a road rage incident which resulted in a Bradford man facing charges of dangerous driving.

Umirsaad Riaz, 26, had initially pleaded not guilty to three charges of dangerous driving causing serious injury to Nadeem Iqbal on March 28 last year; unlawful and malicious wounding and threatening behaviour in Sunbridge Road, Bradford.

When key witnesses failed to attend trial at Bradford Crown Court in July this year the court accepted a guilty plea for dangerous driving.

Prosecuting Camille Moorland said Riaz had been driving a black Audi A3 on that evening and had crashed into the passenger side of a Volkswagen Passat.

Mr Iqbal, a passenger in the Passat sustained injuries to his head, knee and pelvis.

Riaz sustained a broken ankle.

Passing sentence of a 12 months driving ban with a requirement to take an extended driving test on completion, plus 180 hours' unpaid community work, Recorder Judge Ben Nolan said: "It was aggressive driving that got out of hand and lead to this incident.

"There was clearly road rage going on and too much testosterone responsible.

"This was a bad case of dangerous driving because it put people's lives and limbs at risk."

Riaz, of Thornbury Avenue, Thornbury, was also ordered to pay £200 court costs and a 15-day responsible road use rehabilitation course.