Milton Keynes man ordered to do unpaid work following road rage incident
A Milton Keynes man has been ordered to do 40 hours unpaid work after pleading guilty to an incident of road rage.
Ryan Maloney, aged 29, got out of his vehicle and confronted another driver in Wellingborough.
That driver, 27-year old Scott Richardson, from Irchester then began chasing Maloney’s white Mercedes Sprinter van - forcing the van on to the wrong side of the road.
Northampton Crown Court heard Richardson was driving a Honda Civic and dashcam footage from Maloney’s vehicle shown to the court revealed how Richardson repeatedly overtook and then braked to a standstill.
As Maloney attempted to get past his car, Richardson moved his vehicle towards him, forcing the van on to the wrong side of the road.
At one point, Maloney narrowly avoided a collision with people waiting at a bus stop as he attempted a U-turn to try to get away from Richardson.
Maloney was also forced to take a roundabout in the wrong direction and his van was damaged in a minor collision between the two vehicles during the five-minute incident.
Maloney, of Furzton, Milton Keynes, pleaded guilty to using threatening words or behaviour and he was sentenced to 40 hours unpaid work.
Her Honour Judge Adrienne Lucking QC, sentencing, said Richardson, who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, had pursued a “persistent course of bad driving.”
Richardson was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for two years.
He must complete 80 hours unpaid work. He was disqualified from driving for 12 months.