Case Study

Road-rage motorist gets 19 month custodial sentence

Incident date: 
Wed, 6 Feb 2013

In July 2012 29-year old motorist Vanslow Lee was involved in a number of road-rage incidents.

Lee attacked a cyclist then drove into a scooter as well as a car being driven by a pregnant woman with her 12 year old daughter as a passenger.

The chain of events began when he clipped a bike being ridden by cyclist Lawrence Simm, making the rider swerve.

When Mr Simm put up his hand to show he was okay, Lee got out of his car and asked by the cyclists if he was alright replied, “I will give you ‘all right’” before punching him to the ground.

When a member of the public went to help Mr Simm, Lee threatened them and said: “Do you want some as well?”

Vanslow Lee pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified. As well as being banned from driving for three years, he will have to take an extended retest to get his driving licence back.

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