Motorist banned for road-rage attack
A holidaymaker has been banned from driving after trying to mow down a woman during a road-rage attack in a petrol queue.
Andrew Errington deliberately rammed the woman's car when she complained about his queue barging and then tried to run her down when she got out to remonstrate.
He then drove off the forecourt of the Sainsbury filling station in Alphington Road, Exeter, without stopping to give his details as his victim nursed bruised thighs.
The unemployed plumber was tracked down by police because the whole incident was caught on CCTV, Exeter Crown Court was told.
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Errington, 35, of Thorn Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, admitted dangerous driving and was jailed for four months, suspended for a year, disqualified for 12 months, ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid community work, and told to pay £500 costs and compensation.
Judge Erik Salomonsen told him: "You simply drove into the back of her vehicle and when she understandably took issue with that, you swore at her. When she tried to prevent you leaving you drove at her.
"The only mitigation is that you drove very slowly and it is clear from the CCTV as you drove forward she backed away so no serious injuries were caused."