Driver is convicted of attack
Friday 08 October 1993
A MAN who drove his car into a group of revellers at a carnival was yesterday convicted of dangerous driving and causing actual bodily harm. Leslie Caines, 56, drove into the group when he found a road blocked during the Chapeltown carnival in Leeds, in August last year.
A charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent was left on file after the jury at Leeds Crown Court failed to agree a verdict. Caines, of Broadlea Street, Bramley, Leeds, denied all charges.
The court was told how Caines sounded his horn and flashed his headlights, but when the road did not clear he drove into the crowd. Several people were injured.
Caines told the court his car darted forward when his foot slipped off the clutch.
Caines yesterday admitted a further charge of drink-driving. Sentence was adjourned pending reports.
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