Road rage man pointed fake gun at women
A MAN is beginning a jail term today after pointing an imitation gun at a car containing two women.Adrian Rogers then pretended to fire it at them during a road rage incident, a court has heard.
A MAN is beginning a jail term today after pointing an imitation gun at a car containing two women.
Adrian Rogers then pretended to fire it at them during a road rage incident, a court has heard.
Rogers mouthed “bang bang” and then laughed at Vivian Macdonald and her mother Carol, Ipswich Crown Court heard.
Shortly before Rogers had cut across Miss Macdonald's car as she was turning right into Bramford Lane, Ipswich from Chevallier Street, forcing her to brake and skid to a halt, said Stephen Dyble prosecuting.
There was an exchange of words between Miss Macdonald and Rogers during which he subjected her to a torrent of abuse.
Both drivers had then returned to their cars and as they were driving along Bramford Lane, Rogers had deliberately slowed down and blocked Miss Macdonald's path on four or five occasions.
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Rogers had then turned into a side road and stopped his car.
He was then seen by Miss Macdonald and her mother holding a black handgun and gesturing as if he was firing it on two occasions.
“He was mouthing 'bang bang' followed by laughter,” said Mr Dyble.
After his arrest Rogers had conceded to police that the initial incident was probably his fault for cutting Miss Macdonald up.
Rogers, 46, of Northampton, admitted possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, driving without insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with his driving licence.
Jailing him for 11 months Judge John Devaux said the victim had realised early on that the weapon was an imitation firearm.
Azza Brown, for Rogers, described the incident as a “moment of madness”.
“It was a completely stupid thing to do. What the label road rage indicates is that his temper got the better of him. He does accept scaring them,” she said.