Man sentenced to 14 months after driving for over a mile with man on his bonnet

The incident occurred after the two men had a dispute at a Screwfix car park in Camberley, Sussex

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A man has been jailed after a dashcam video captured him driving for over a mile with a man clinging to the car's bonnet by its windscreen wipers.

Grzegorz Musial, 28, was jailed for 14 months after a fellow motorist filmed him driving along a busy dual carriageway with a man on his bonnet following a dispute the two had in a Camberley car park last October.

In the video released by Surrey Police today, Musial is seen weaving through traffic and braking hard in a bid to get the man off his bonnet. Musial is then captured performing a dangerous U-turn with the man still clearly visible on the car’s bonnet.

The victim eventually lost his grip and was flung onto s busy dual carriageway, suffering a broken nose, ankle injuries and cuts and bruises.

Musial phoned the police later in the day, saying that he was worried he had hurt someone.

Grzegorz-Musial.jpgThe phone call was traced and Musial was detained.

According to reports, the argument between the two men began after Musial had hit the victim’s wing mirror when moving out of a parking space in the car park of a Screwfix hardware store in Camberley, Surrey.

After telling the victim that he did not have insurance and that he would pay for the damage in cash, Musial fled when the victim threatened to call the police.

Musial hit the victim as he attempted to drive off, before carrying him on the bonnet for over a mile. 

Musial was sentenced to 14 months in jail and banned from driving for 18 months, at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday March 4 after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

Speaking after the conviction, Surrey Police Detective Sergeant Yahya Aslam said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim who was lucky to be alive after literally clinging on for his life through the streets of Camberley.

”You should simply not be driving if you don't have any insurance or a licence as you put yourself and other road users at risk.

“I hope this sentence reassures the public that we remain committed to keeping the streets of Surrey safe and will do all we can to put offenders before the court.”