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Road rage driver sentenced after stopping car on A14 near Cambridge and punching another motorist

A man who stopped his car in the middle of the A14 near Cambridge and and assaulted another driver has been given a suspended prison sentence.

William Deadman was caught on dash cam in a rage as he opened the victim’s car door, punched him in the face, grabbed his car keys and jabbed him in the leg with them.

He then pulled the victim out of his car and into the carriageway at Girton, before another motorist intervened.

The victim suffered significant swelling to his face and a small wound to his leg.

Deadman, from Birmingham, admitted causing actual bodily harm and driving without due care and attention.

He was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, along with a nine month driving disqualification for dangerous driving.

Deadman put not only himself and the victim in danger, but many other road users on the busy A14. The victim was a young driver who was very scared by Deadman’s behaviour.

The dash cam footage in this case was key to the prosecution. If you believe you have seen dangerous or careless driving, you should always report it to us rather than taking matters into your own hands.

– PC Katie Housham, Cambridgeshire police