Two Plymouth brothers sentenced after road rage clash
TWO brothers attacked another driver's car in a road rage row after a series of clashes through the city centre, a court heard.
Jack, 23, and 19-year-old Lewis Yates-Dale struck the man's Honda Civic after he had kicked the younger brother's car, Plymouth magistrates heard.
Lewis then followed Mark Day's vehicle and called his brother to the scene in his own car, the court heard.
The pair's solicitor said Mr Day then reversed into Lewis's car, also a Honda Civic, causing damage which cost £2,000 to put right.
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The brothers, both of Salcombe Road, Lipson, had earlier denied causing criminal damage and threatening behaviour on March 8. But they were found guilty after a trial.
Magistrates heard Mr Day, who failed to attend the trial, had earlier accepted a police caution for causing criminal damage by kicking the teenager's car.
Angela Furniss, for the Crown Prosecution Service, told the latest hearing that Mr Day stopped his car in Kinterbury Street.
She added Lewis, also in a Honda Civic, was following behind and pulled in front, turning left across the front of Mr Day's car.
The court heard Mr Day had two children in the car.
Mrs Furniss said Mr Day pulled his Civic up next to Lewis at traffic lights in Exeter Street, got out of his car and kicked the other vehicle, denting a door panel.
She added Lewis followed Mr Day through the city centre to Stuart Road near the Pennycomequick roundabout.
The court was then told of the previous bench's findings from the trial.
Magistrates found both brothers punched and kicked Mr Day's Civic and put hands through the windows, though the driver was not attacked.
No estimate of any damage was given to the court for Mr Day's car.
Robert Stebbings, for the brothers, said Lewis was forced to go past Mr Day's car in Kinterbury Street because he braked suddenly.
He added Mr Day then pulled up alongside him and kicked Lewis's car, causing damage which he admitted to police.
Mr Stebbings said Lewis asked for Mr Day's details but he refused to give them.
He added Lewis drove after Mr Day to try and get his details, and called his brother on his hands-free mobile.
Jack Yates-Dale, also driving a Honda Civic, turned up at Pennycomequick and slowed down in front of Mr Day, forcing him to stop.
Mr Stebbings then said Mr Day reversed into Lewis's car, causing damage of £2,000.
Magistrates gave both brothers 12-month community orders with 100 hours unpaid work each. They must also pay £625 costs.