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Driver fined over train station bust-up
7:20am Sunday 8th September 2013 in News
A COMMUTER has been fined £600 following a road rage incident involving another train passenger.
Andrew Vincent pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday to using threatening and abusive words or behaviour towards Jennifer Green at Ingatestone train station.
On May 14, the 46-year-old, from Keene Way, Galleywood, shouted at Miss Green and threatened to punch her after the pair were nearly involved in a crash as they drove into the station’s car park.
At about 8am on the day of the incident, Miss Green pulled into the car park just off Station Lane but nearly collided with Vincent’s car.
After parking up, Vincent who works in London as a HR officer walked over to the victim’s car and banged on the bonnet, shouting: “That was f***ing close.”
When Miss Green stepped out of her car, Vincent said he was going to hit her.
Peter Butterfield, the defendant’s solicitor, said his client denies threatening to hit Miss Green but did accept his behaviour was not correct.
Mr Butterfield said: “He knows that his behaviour was aggressive and he is ashamed and embarrassed by the incident.
“He got on the train thinking very little of it as he thought it was just a little disagreement which may have gone a bit too far.
“The pair see each other on a daily basis as they use the station, but he has never spoken to her since the incident.”
Alongside the £600 fine, Vincent was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £60.