[A] CARELESS Christmas Eve driver has been sentenced for his conduct following a Carlisle road rage row.
Glenn Amado Shields, 25, was said to have reversed a Volvo into another car after a fellow motorist branded earlier overtaking “idiotic”.
Shields sped off but his victim recorded the Volvo’s registration number and alerted police. Minutes later an officer recognised him as he parked the vehicle in a driveway.
Carlisle Crown Court heard Shields then “arrogantly and foolishly” provided fake driver details on an official form sent to the vehicle’s registered keeper.
He later admitted charges of careless driving, failing to stop after an accident and perverting the course of justice.
Hearing that Shields, of Crossways, Carlisle, regretted his actions, Judge Tony Lancaster suspended a four-month prison term for a year. Shields must complete rehabilitation, a thinking skills course and a four-week night-time curfew.
Eight points were added to his driving licence.
“The deception, such as it was, wasn’t very successful,” Judge Lancaster told him, “and nobody was in the least bit fooled by what you had done.”