Saturday 21 February 2009

Road rage motorist who drove into cyclist ‘an exemplary person’

A road-rage driver who mowed down a cyclist in a “moment of madness” and left him injured on the street has been spared jail. At Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, Mark Slack pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, failing to stop at an accident and failure to stop and report an accident.

Ian Johnstone, defending, said: “This is a man who is a pillar in his local community. He is a foster carer for children, goes to church and is involved in the local rugby team. He was an exemplary person.