Llanbradach nursery owner’s driving ban after M4 ‘road rage’ crash
News | | Published: 11:25, Tuesday April 16th, 2019.
Last updated: 11:50, Monday April 22nd, 2019
The owner of a Llanbradach nursery has been banned from driving following a road rage incident on the M4 near Port Talbot.
Dash cam footage shows Footsteps Day Nursery owner Wayne Sebury, 59, of Pontypridd, and another driver repeatedly undertaking and tailgating each other along the eastbound carriageway in June last year.
The incident eventually led to one of the vehicles – a blue Mini – flipping onto its roof with the driver fortunate to get out of the car unharmed.
Sebury, and Paul Carpenter, 44, from Boxhill in Surrey, initially denied any wrongdoing but later pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.
They appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Thursday, April 11, where Sebury was given an 18-month community order and disqualified for 12 months. He must also carry out 150 hours unpaid work.
Carpenter was sentenced to six months in prison and disqualified from driving for 18 months.
PC Kathryn Matthews, of the South Wales Police Roads Policing Unit, said: “This incident was a classic case of road rage where two motorists have driven dangerously, at high speeds, undertaking, tailgating and flashing their lights.
“It is sheer luck that nobody was killed or seriously injured and the dash cam footage of the incident sends out a clear message about the consequences of driving in such an irresponsible manner.”
Expert witness evidence showed that Sebury drove his blue Mini and Carpenter his Ford Mondeo at speeds of up to 101mph shortly prior to the collision.