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Police caution for pratfall road-rage driver (+ video)

Motorist admits variety of offences after video posted to YouTube

A motorist who was last week filmed by a cyclist delivering a foul-mouthed rant following a close pass before tripping over as he attempted to chase him on foot has received a police caution.

– Video: Close-passing, ultra-sweary driver takes a tumble after chasing and kicking out at cyclist

The 51-year-old motorist from Henley-on-Thames was cautioned by Thames Valley Police after he admitted committing a public order offence, assault, and making threats to commit criminal damage.

The incident in Reading culminated in the man crashing to the ground as he tried to pursue the bike rider after getting out of his car, to the evident glee of many of the 3 million-plus people who have viewed the footage on YouTube.

It also inspired this rather tongue-in-cheek analysis by Joel Golby on the website Vice.com.

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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