Man jailed for road rage incident

A man has been sentenced to nine months behind bars suspended for 18 months, for dangerous driving during an incident on the A27 at Shoreham in Sussex last June.

Mark Bennett, 37, of Brighton Road in Worthing was found guilty of dangerous driving at Brighton Crown Court on 10th January 2013.

He was also sentenced to a three month curfew order between 9pm - 5am, 150 hours of unpaid work, required to take an extended driving test, and ordered to pay £3,500 in court costs.

Sussex Police said officers were called to a road rage incident on 6.45pm on 2nd June 2012.

They found a damaged silver Vauxhall Corsa on the Eastbound carriageway of the A27 Shoreham flyover. The driver said that starting from the Lancing Manor roundabout Bennett had overtaken their vehicle and braked directly in front of them causing them to lose control and collide with Bennett.

"The collision was caused by the aggressive and dangerous driving of the defendant Bennett. It was lucky that no-one was seriously injured or killed as a result of these actions.

" I hope that the result of this court case sends out a clear message that driving in such a manner will not be tolerated on the roads of Sussex."

– PC Pete Blake of Sussex Police's Roads Policing Unit

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