A Welsh driver feuding with a motorcyclist who used his automotive “as a weapon” has obtained an eight-month jail sentence. Graham Robinson, 69, was jailed on Friday after a decide dominated he had misused his automotive in an altercation with bike driver Liam Visitor. Caernarfon Crown Court docket heard how the 2 drivers have been locked in a high-speed chase earlier than crashing and inflicting nearly £3,000 of property harm.
The altercation on October 5, 2022, began when Mr Visitor pulled up alongside Robinson on Foryd Bridge as he travelled from Rhyl to his house in Kimmel Bay.
Because the bike driver tried to go Robinson’s slow-moving blue Renault Kadja, prosecutor Rosemary Proctor stated the driving force shouted at him.
The court docket heard Robinson say Mr Visitor “should not be driving, known as him a ‘”p****” and spat at him”.
As he was passing his automotive, the bike stated the defendant had “nudged” the bike with the entrance of his automobile, including his wing mirror had clipped the bike’s handlebars.
The 2 crashed right into a fence at a property owned by Christine Lyons, costing her £2,786.78 in insurance coverage.
She was sitting in her entrance room when she heard a “terrific bang” round 4.30pm that night.
Ms Lyons walked into her backyard and noticed the damaged fence, with Robinson’s automotive “embedded within the vegetation”.
She additionally noticed a motorbike “within the backyard on the bottom”.
Mr Visitor instructed the court docket he suffered cuts and grazes and had again ache attributable to the crash he rated as an “eight out of ten”.
The court docket heard he was because of have an MRI scan, with medical doctors on the lookout for a potential slipped disc, nerve harm and sciatica.
Regardless of the ache, he picked himself off the bottom and flagged down a police automotive.
When questioned by officers, Robinson initially denied he had a dashcam however later admitted to mendacity.
A decide heard Robinson was careworn because of his spouse’s deteriorating psychological well being.
Defending counsel Simon Killeen stated she suffered from bipolar dysfunction, and was hospitalised later that day.
However decide Timothy Petts instructed the defendant he reacted to his dispute with Mr Visitor in a “grossly disproportionate means”, including he used his automotive “as a weapon in opposition to a susceptible street person”.
Robinson was jailed and disqualified from driving for 3 years and 4 months.
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