Irvine man jailed after raining punches on cab driver during 70mph taxi ride
Graeme Cox was Cheap Moncler jailed for eight months after repeatedly opening the taxi door placing the driver, himself and his girlfriend, „and other road users at risk of serious injury.“15:49, 5 JUL 2018Get daily updates directly to your inbox SubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for moncler sale outlet subscribing!
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An Irvine man has been jailed for raining punches on a cab driver during a terrifying 70 miles an hour taxi ride.
moncler outlet store Graeme Cox set upon taxi driver Patrick Ponsonby during a journey between Johnstone and Renfrew, near Glasgow. moncler outlet store
He repeatedly punched Mr Ponsonby while the cabbie drove him along the motorway, grabbed him by the neck and repeatedly opened the rear door of the taxi, placing the driver, himself and his girlfriend, „and other road users at risk of serious injury.“
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moncler outlet sale The details emerged this week when Cox, 30, appeared in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court to be sentenced over the events of Saturday, May 12. moncler sale moncler outlet sale
Procurator Fiscal Depute Colin Wilson told the court the incident happened in the early hours of the morning after Cox and his partner left a family function in Johnstone and got a taxi back to Renfrew.
The prosecutor explained cheap moncler that the accused was observed to be under the moncler outlet sale influence of alcohol to such a degree the taxi driver initially refused to allow him to travel but after speaking to his girlfriend was more relaxed about taking them in the taxi.
cheap moncler sale „The accused immediately fell out with the taxi driver, saying he had already paid for the taxi. cheap moncler sale
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„He took an aggressive stance and started shouting in the face of Mr Ponsonby and his partner had to tell the accused to calm down and be quiet and thereafter apologised to the the driver on behalf of the accused, blaming in on too much alcohol.“
buy moncler jackets As the cab passed moncler outlet jackets along the A737 and M8, heading for Renfrew, Cox began shouting and then asked the driver what he was going to do about his behaviour before lashing out. buy moncler jackets
moncler sale outlet Mr Wilson explained: „He thereafter punched the taxi driver to the left side cheap moncler coats of his head, causing the driver to alter his driving position so he was outwith the reach of the accused. moncler sale outlet
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cheap moncler The taxi was traveling at approximately 70 miles per hour on the motorway at this time and the witness was shouting, ‚you’re going to kill us all‘.“ cheap moncler
moncler outlet online Cox then slapped his girlfriend on the face as they both sat in the back of the cab and then apologised to the driver, saying, „Sorry, this isn’t me she made me do it.“ moncler outlet online
cheap moncler outlet Cox then threw the back door of the cab open, while still traveling at 70 miles per moncler outlet hour, and then closed it a short time later, before trying to hit Mr Ponsonby again. cheap moncler outlet
The taxi drama eventually came to an end when Mr Ponsonby reached Renfrew and moncler jackets outlet Cox got out of the vehicle and headed back to his partner’s home, where he was seen stamping on her by a neighbour.
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Defence solicitor Kevin Brady said Cox, who was on a Community Payback Order imposed over a domestic incident at the time of the rampage, knew he could be jailed for his „absolutely shocking“ behaviour on the night in question, adding: „But for the grace of God he could’ve killed moncler outlet online himself and others with his actions in the taxi.“
cheap moncler jackets But he asked for leniency, saying Cox, a railway worker, earned and could pay „substantial compensation“ to the taxi driver cheap moncler jackets.