‘Road Wars’ rage at­tacker banned

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A ROAD rage driver who was bumped from be­hind by an­other mo­torist jumped onto the other car’s bon­net and kicked the wind­screen in — be­cause he’d seen it done on TELE­VI­SION.

Ti­mothy Clif­ford, 30, chased his vic­tim for 15 min­utes af­ter the ter­ri­fied man drove off, fear­ing for the safety of his wife and four-year-old son who were pas­sen­gers.

Clif­ford then cor­nered the car when he was stuck in traf­fic, be­fore jump­ing on the bon­net and kick­ing the wind­screen un­til it shat­tered.

Clif­ford, a re­cov­ery ve­hi­cle driver, told po­lice he’d done it be­cause he’d seen it on the TV show Road Wars, which fol­lows traf­fic cops on their beat.

He ad­mit­ted dan­ger­ous driv­ing, com­mon as­sault and crim­i­nal dam­age and was banned from driv­ing for a year and or­dered to carry out 150 hours un­paid work.

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