Man fined after threatening speed enforcement officer

A man who boasted on social media about verbally abusing and threatening a speed enforcement officer has been fined and ordered to pay costs and compensation.

Jan 11, 2022
By Tony Thompson

The incident happened while the motorcycle speed enforcement officer was carrying out duties on the B4054 Avonmouth Road in Shirehampton in May 2021.

Although not subject to enforcement action, the man pulled his car up, got out and verbally abused and made threats towards the officer. He then boasted about the incident on social media, leading to his identification and prosecution.

The man admitted an offence under the Public Order Act of using threatening/abusive/insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of unlawful violence when he appeared before Bristol Magistrates last month.

He was ordered to pay a fine, costs and compensation totalling £349.

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