Road rage

Whitsunday Times - - PROSERPINE MAGISTRATE’S COURT -

Driv­ing with­out due care and at­ten­tion has re­sulted in a lo­cal man be­ing fined $900.

Shaun Paul Mid­dle­ton was driv­ing to­wards the traf­fic lights on the cor­ner of Shute Har­bour and Paluma Rd early on Novem­ber 13 when he slid into an­other car.

“I was in the right-hand lane and the lights turned green and I was in the turn­ing lane,” said Mid­dle­ton, who de­fended him­self. “But the other car went straight ahead and pulled in front of me and I slid into him.”Mag­is­trate Haydn St­jern­qvist noted “a de­gree of an­i­mos­ity” ex­isted be­tween the two par­ties, who were known to each other, and called it an “out­ra­geous dis-

play of road rage”.

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