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.
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.
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