Man, 33, jailed for spitting at another driver during Northampton road rage row
Magistrates decide "nasty offence" deserved prison sentence
A driver has been jailed for spitting at another motorist during a road-rage row in Northampton.
Daniel Anthony Arbiter was sentenced to four weeks after hearing he trapped the victim in his car while his own children were watching last September.
Northampton Magistrates' Court heard Arbiter, who appeared earlier this month via a video link, got out of his black Audi A4 in Spencer Bridge Road and accused another motorist of nearly causing an accident.
Magistrates jailed the 33-year-old for assault, telling him it was a “nasty offence aggravated by being committed during the Covid-19 pandemic while the victim was trapped in his car and in front of children.”
Arbiter of Vernon Walk, Northampton, was also ordered to pay £200 compensation to his victim plus a further £213 words prosecution costs and as surcharge to fund victim services.
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