Motorist jailed over attack

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A road rage motorist, who has been repeatedly convicted of attacking women after losing his temper at the wheel, was yesterday jailed for six months and banned from driving for two years.

Paul Erkiert, 41, from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, who was said in court to "have a problem with his temper", was told he was a dangerous man on the roads. Judge Laurence Marshall told Erkiert, who admitted assault: "On this crowded isle we have to live with others and accept their imperfections.

"You have on a number of occasions attacked women because you have been annoyed with their driving or because they have complained about your driving. You have been given lenient sentences in the past but the time has come for people to be protected from you."

Luton Crown Court was told that Erkiert's past convictions included a conditional discharge for an almost identical offence; being fined for common assault and being fined for criminal damage.

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