Motoring offences

The former manager of Gloucester City Football Club has been fined £500 and banned from driving for six months after a road rage incident with a cyclist.

Mike Cook initially pleaded not guilty at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court to driving his BMW X3 dangerously.

He elected a jury trial at Gloucester Crown Court.

However, when Cook appeared at the crown court he admitted a less serious charge of careless driving, by deliberately forcing a cyclist off the road. This plea was accepted by the prosecution.

Judge Michael Cullum endorsed Cook’s licence with six points, but with six points already on his licence from previous motoring offences he reached the 12 points liable to a minimum six months ban, which he was given. He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs.

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