Shocking video captures the moment a driver rams a motorcyclist
An angry driver's fit of road rage has been caught on CCTV.
Restaurant owner Mario Bove was left so incensed by a motorcyclist's critique of his driving that he used his Mercedes as a battering ram and deliberately slammed into them.
The footage shows the 26-year-old motorcyclist and his pillion passenger riding along Easter Road in Brighton, closely followed by Bove's Mercedes. The car then slams into the couple's Honda CBR 900 RR motorcycle, causing damage and injuring the pair.
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Bove did not remain at the scene, instead speeding off, but was identified by his number plate, which fell off the car during the altercation. The rider was also said to recognise him from his job as a local restauranteur.
Luckily, there were no serious injuries, though the couple received medical attention and were affected by the incident. The motorcyclist, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Daily Mail: "We are both still suffering from our injuries and our mental state of mind."
Bove was charged with dangerous driving and assault occasioning bodily harm. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison and disqualified from driving. Though immediately banned from the roads following the incident in June, he was later spotted driving in the city and faced a further charge of driving whilst disqualified and without insurance.