A severe case of road rage has landed a 24-year-old man before the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court.
Muaz Aiyub Hans, of Hunte Street, St Michael, today pleaded guilty to unlawfully and maliciously wounding Sherryann Karen Beckles, as well as to damaging a windscreen and a window belonging to Fernand Antoine on July 20.
The police report, read out by Sergeant Vernon Waithe, revealed that Hans and Beckles were driving their vehicles on a narrow road when their mirrors touched. This led to a quarrel which resulted in Hans arming himself with two concrete blocks.
Sergeant Waithe said Hans launched one of the blocks at Beckles’ vehicle, breaking the window and hitting the female driver behind the ear, causing her to bleed through her nose and ears.
Beckles however managed to exit her vehicle before Hans launched his other missile, breaking her windshield. Fearing for her life, Beckles left the area and reported the matter to police.
However, Hans gave a different account of what took place on the day.
He told the magistrate that Beckles actually scraped the whole side of his car, which caused him to get out and confront her.
“I put my hands on her window because she was driving off and she wind up the window and trap my hand in the window. She drive off which caused me to fall. At the same time I picked up the blocks and pelt [them] because she was driving at me,” Hans claimed.
He however told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he had already paid for and replaced the windshield and the window on Antoine’s motorcar.
“This is a severe case of road rage. Cars will touch, accidents will happen. That is why the police are there. Your road rage endangered other people . . . which caused you to be a danger to society but you have started to make wrong things right.
“Your are lucky that you are not going to jail for this type of behaviour because this is not to be condoned!” the magistrate said, while granting bail to the accused in the amount of $2,500.
Hans, who is not known to the court, makes his next appearance before Frederick on August 14 with Beckles present.