Licence suspended for road rager

A Bacchus Marsh man has had his licence suspended for three months after he smashed into the back of another car during a road rage incident.

After initially contesting the charges, Jayden Lee Sidari, 25, pleaded guilty to careless driving and failing to stop after an accident.

The Ballarat Magistrates Court yesterday heard how Sidari took offence after he was overtaken by a ute on the Western Highway on September 7, 2011. 

After a series of lane changes he followed the victim, making gestures.

He then clipped the vehicle while overtaking and drove away towards Bacchus Marsh.

Sidari, who represented himself, originally claimed he didn’t know the accident had even happened.

Magistrate Frank Jones said he was frustrated with young men driving irresponsibly. 

He fined Sidari $700 and warned him about the consequences of disobeying the suspension.

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