Audi Driver Could Face £5,000 Fine For Splashing Woman Beside Road
Guess what kind of car he was driving? Go on, you shouldn't need more than one guess.
If you said Audi, well done.
This wasn't an accident, either. The Audi swerves right across the road in order to pass through the mucky water at the kerbside and completely drench the unsuspecting woman.
And people wonder why drivers of certain cars get a bad reputation?
The incident was captured on the dashboard camera of a car behind the offender and shows the car in Stafford's Tithe Barn area weaving out around a roadworks sign.
However, instead of returning back to the proper side of the road, the car then deliberately sped up to go right through the puddle.
That left the unfortunate pedestrian - minding her own business walking down the other side of the road - covered in water.
It then appears that the dash-cam driver slowed down to offer a bit of help to the woman, who was presumably absolutely fuming, as well as soaked.
Splashing someone at the roadside is an act of 'careless and offensive driving' under the Road Traffic Act 1998. A fine of £5,000 is possible when anyone uses "mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place."
The fine likely to be just £100 and three points, unless the act was a "clear act of incompetence, selfishness, impatience or aggressiveness".
You'd have to imagine this fits that bill.
The whole video was then shared to a Facebook group called Staffordshire Tactical Information Group.
The driver captioned it: "Audi Reg ******* who decided to drive aggressively onto the wrong side of Tithe Barn Road today to splash a lady, your details and this footage has now been passed onto the police!
"Enjoy your three points and a fine!
"I stopped to check on the lady who was very shaken!"
Naturally, the footage has attracted some attention from others online. One person wrote: "What an absolute pillock, not banter, not funny, just knuckle dragging behaviour."
Another said: "Totally uncalled for, bang out of order and he's a total c***."
A third added: "Wow what a p****! I get that sometimes it's unavoidable, but to deliberately splash someone.
"You sir/madam are a c*** end!"
Since the incident occurred, the original post has been updated to say that the police have been in touch with the driver.
The update read: "Police have been in touch with the poster requesting the full unedited version. The guy can look forward to a nice fine and points!."
Staffordshire Police have confirmed that they are investigating the incident. A spokesperson said: "We have received a copy of dash-cam footage relating to an incident on Tithe Barn Road in Stafford, reported on Friday 11 October.
"We are currently investigating if a road traffic offence took place and making contact with the registered keeper of the vehicle involved.
"Any witnesses can contact 101, quoting incident number 577 of 11 October."
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