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Dangerous driver who stopped in the middle of A27 banned

31 Jan, 2017 10:37 News Justice Done
Dangerous driver who stopped in the middle of A27 banned

A Storrington man has narrowly avoided prison after his aggressive and petulant driving caused a three vehicle crash.

Police have released the CCTV from the bus involved in the collision, near Shoreham in November 2015, which shows Lee Allwright's actions.

The 29-year-old from West Street, Storrington, eventually pleaded guilty at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, January 12 to dangerous driving and was given a two year ban with extended retest, 200 hours of community service and around £835 in fines and costs, being told he narrowly avoided 12 weeks' imprisonment.

At around 7.30am on November 27, 2015, Allwright was driving his Peugeot 308 joining the cloverleaf slip road from Shoreham onto the eastbound A27 and aggressively overtook a BMW X3 as they both joined. The driver of the BMW flashed him and Allwright braked ahead of the BMW and stopped in the middle lane of the 70mph road. His action caused the Compass bus to hit the BMW, which then shunted into his Peugeot.

PC Jon Bennion-Jones, from the Arundel road policing unit, said: "Fortunately, there were no passengers on the bus and the incident was caught on their CCTV system. This could have been much more serious and could have resulted in someone being injured or killed.

"Allwright's actions show his total disregard for anyone else and how a moment of madness has cost him his licence.

"We would ask anyone who sees antisocial driving to report it to Operation Crackdown."

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