Two motorists have been convicted of dangerous driving following a road rage incident on the M4 near Port Talbot.
Dash cam footage shows the two men repeatedly undertaking and tailgating each other along the eastbound carriageway in June last year.
The incident eventually led to one of the vehicles – a blue Mini – flipping onto its roof with the driver fortunate to get out of the car unharmed.
Paul Carpenter, aged 44, from Boxhill in Surrey, and Wayne Sebury, 59, from Pontypridd, initially denied any wrongdoing but later pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.
They appeared at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday where Carpenter was sentenced to six months in prison and disqualified from driving for 18 months. Sebury was given an 18 month community order and disqualified for 12 months. He must also carry out 150 hours unpaid work.
PC Kathryn Matthews of the South Wales Police Roads Policing Unit said: “This incident was a classic case of road rage where two motorists have driven dangerously, at high speeds, undertaking, tailgating and flashing their lights.
“It is sheer luck that nobody was killed or seriously injured and the dash cam footage of the incident sends out a clear message about the consequences of driving in such an irresponsible manner.”
Expert witness evidence showed that Sebury drove his blue Mini and Carpenter his Ford Mondeo at speeds of up to 101mph shortly prior to the collision.
Two motorists have been convicted of dangerous driving following a road rage incident on the M4 near @SWPPortTalbot. 🚔— South Wales Police (@swpolice) April 12, 2019
Dash cam footage shows two men repeatedly undertaking and tailgating one other on the eastbound carriageway.
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