Yelling road rage driver who terrorized woman initiated anger course

Peter Abbott smashed his fists into her windscreen before unleashing a foul-mouthed tirade at scared Samantha Isaacs after cutting her up in a Tesco car park

Screaming road rage driver risks jail time

A terrifying road rage drive who smashed his fists into a woman’s windscreen and shouted abuse at her after cutting her up has been ordered to take anger management classes.

Peter Abbott approached Samantha Isaacs’ frightened car after the minor incident outside a Tesco petrol station. The 60-year-old pounded his fists on the windscreen before unleashing a foul-mouthed tirade. Ms Isaacs, who runs a TV production company and has worked with Prince William and Alan Titchmarsh, locked her doors and began filming the irate Abbott.

He shouted at her, “Can you fucking see me, you fucking idiot?” He then called her a ‘s**g’ and a ‘whore’ and put his head against the windshield. A male motorist tried to intervene and called Abbott a bully. The Good Samaritan said to him: “What’s wrong with you, she’s a woman on her own”, to which Abbott replied: “She’s a bloody nasty woman”.

The footage was shown earlier this month at Poole Magistrates’ Court in Dorset, where Abbott stood trial for using threatening words or behavior to cause alarm, distress or fear of violence. He denied the offence, saying “It’s not against the law to be angry”, but was found guilty. Today he was ordered to take an anger management course.

He was also given a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months. Abbott was also banned from driving for 18 months and ordered to pay £300 court costs.

District Judge Orla Austin ordered Abbott to attend an anger management program called Creating Positive Connections and pay Ms Isaacs £300 in compensation.

She said: ‘I believe this was an extremely serious matter. Ms Isaacs was a lone woman in her car, it was an ongoing incident, your level of anger and aggression was extremely high and your language was extremely offensive.

“You put her in great fear and it has had an ongoing effect on her life and on the bystanders who intervened.”

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