Driver fined after road rage incident

Last updated 05:00 07/01/2014

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A road rage incident involving a Glenorchy man who intentionally drove into a small group of cyclists has resulted in the man being disqualified from driving.

Maurice William Fordham, 67, was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for six months for dangerous driving when he appeared before Judge Kevin Phillips in the Queenstown District Court yesterday.

Fordham was driving between Queenstown and Glenorchy on November 19 when he approached a group of three cyclists riding at least two abreast.

Fordham sounded his horn to let the cyclists know he was approaching and while driving past there was a verbal altercation.

He then veered into the cyclists, hitting one with his car's wing mirror and causing two to come off their bikes. No-one was injured. Lawyer Rachel Napier said Fordham regretted the incident but claimed he did not know he had hit the cyclists.

The judge said he did not believe for a minute that Fordham did not see the group and said Fordham had deliberately driven into the cyclists.

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- The Southland Times

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