Jail for motorist who deliberately drove at cyclist

Published Thu, 28/01/2016 - 07:03

A motorist has been jailed for more than two years after being found guilty of deliberately driving head-on at two cyclists to either force them off the road or "scare the living daylights" out of them.

Dean Goble, 40, targeted them in two separate incidents 10 days apart nearly two years ago in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

The two cyclists, David Jones and Jeremy Maiden, were each riding alone when suddenly from the opposite direction Goble swerved at them head-on in his dark blue V-reg Peugeot 206 hatchback car.

Prosecutor Michael Butt told Swindon Crown Court: "It will be plain from the evidence you will hear from these cyclists that this was a deliberate act by a driver who either wished to scare the living daylights out of the cyclist or perhaps even worse run them off the road."

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