Driver's foul-mouthed rant at schoolchildren lands him £1,000 fine

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Driver's foul-mouthed rant at schoolchildren lands him £2,000 fine

IT consultant Andrew Priest was caught doing 37mph in a 30mph zone by a PCSO recently, but when offered a talk with primary school children on a road safety exercise rather than the speeding ticket, he chose to have a foul-mouthed meltdown.

Priest, 39, who reportedly earns £80,000 a years from his information technology role, unleashed a tirade of abuse at teaching assistant Debra Barker, 37, ranting: "Is this what you f*****g teach children? What sort of school is this?"

The PCSO was forced to step in and Priest was finally arrested outside Gorsey Bank School in Wilmslow, Cheshire, after becoming angry, aggressive and abusive.

PC Andrew Decaux told Macclesfield magistrates: "He went off like a bottle of pop.

"He threatened to run me over. He said, 'I'm going to f****** have you'."

The Daily Mirror reported Priest, from Mobberley, was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £1,000 costs after being found guilty of speeding in his Audi A3 and using threatening words or behaviour.

Priest didn't comment on the hearing and there was no reaction from the school or schoolchildren involved in the incident, but it's safe to say it's a very good lesson on the perils of looking a gift horse in the mouth.

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