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Jeremy Vine road rage driver appeals against conviction

Shanique Syrena Pearson, already serving a suspended sentence, has been warned she could face jail

A motorist involved in a road rage incident last year filmed by BBC presenter Jeremy Vine as he cycled through Kensington has appealed against her conviction.

Shanique Syrena Pearson had been due to be sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court yesterday, reports the Huffington Post, but instead lodged an appeal.

The 22-year-old had been found guilty on 1 February at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court of using threatening or abusive behaviour and driving without reasonable consideration in relation to the incident, which took place last July.

The case was referred to the crown court for sentencing since Pearson was already subject to a suspended sentence for actual bodily harm and assault. She was warned she could face a custodial sentence as a result of her latest conviction.

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The student from Vauxhall, who was also convicted of driving an unlicensed video, was filmed by Vine as she angrily confronted him as she drove behind him in Hornton Street, Kensington.

A video uploaded to Facebook by the BBC Radio 2 presenter and Crimewatch host, which has had more than 600,000 views on the social network, showed her swearing and kicking out at him.

Pearson’s appeal will be heard at Isleworth Crown Court on 18 April.

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Grahamd | 6 years ago
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BBC news reports appeal has been rejected and driver jailed.

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Simon shreeve | 6 years ago
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I have to wonder if this has only gone as far as this with the incident happening to the BBC's Jeremy Vine.  If it was Joe Public I wonder what the outcome may have been. Just wondering !

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schlepcycling | 6 years ago
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An appeal seems like an obvious last throw of the dice.  I expect that she's receiving legal aid, so little if any additional cost to her, it drags the process out and postpones any possible jail term.  she's already been convicted, so if she loses the appeal it won't add anything to her sentence.

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Gourmet Shot | 6 years ago
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Vile piece of work.....hope she receives a custodial sentence

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WDG | 6 years ago
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Terrible behaviour but why is this story on the home page four times?  Slow news day?

 

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Valbrona replied to WDG | 6 years ago
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WDG wrote:

Terrible behaviour but why is this story on the home page four times?  Slow news day?

... and while you are at it my liberal friend, why don't we just have a media that self-censors all news stories which feature negative portrayals of minority ethnics? We're part way there ...

Poor Jeremy Vine. This episode can't have done his multi-cultural credentials any good. Rumour has it he is moving to BBC Radio Foyle.

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Danger Dicko replied to Valbrona | 6 years ago
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Valbrona wrote:
WDG wrote:

Terrible behaviour but why is this story on the home page four times?  Slow news day?

... and while you are at it my liberal friend, why don't we just have a media that self-censors all news stories which feature negative portrayals of minority ethnics? We're part way there ...

Poor Jeremy Vine. This episode can't have done his multi-cultural credentials any good. Rumour has it he is moving to BBC Radio Foyle.

 

Sorry?

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Metaphor | 6 years ago
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Probably shouldn't really be allowed to drive a motor vehicle. I mean innocent poor-sighted people or eplieptics don't have the right to drive, so why should she?

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Russell Orgazoid | 6 years ago
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She is even thicker than the video shows!

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davwil | 6 years ago
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Driving an unlicensed video? Is that really an offence? 

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congokid replied to davwil | 6 years ago
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davwil wrote:

Driving an unlicensed video? Is that really an offence? 

I think it's appalling that these victimless crimes of video piracy can attract much higher legal scrutiny than other driving offences...

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Dnnnnnn replied to davwil | 6 years ago
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davwil wrote:

Driving an unlicensed video? Is that really an offence? 

Perhaps if you break the speed limit by fast forwarding.

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