Road rage couple lied about driver

Daily Echo: Road rage couple lied about driver Road rage couple lied about driver

A COUPLE split up after they lied to police about who had been driving a car during a road rage incident, Southampton Crown Court heard.

John Evans, who suffered a fractured arm and bruising in the fracas in Wilton Road, said his girlfriend Danielle King had been at the wheel but she contradicted it.

However, two days later she made a further statement to the police, claiming that she had panicked at the scene and had been driving.

A year later, the pair attended court to testify in a trial over the road rage incident but she told the prosecution and the officer in the case she would not give evidence.

“The officer asked her whether she had lied in her statement and why she was reluctant to give evidence,” said prosecutor Carolyn Branford-Wood. “She acted as though offended and denied she had been lying.”

However, she then approached witness support and broke down, and admitted she had lied, explaining that she had been asked to by Evans.

Ms Brandford-Wood then referred to a text message sent by Evans on the evening before the trial which read something to the effect of: “Stick to the story and nobody will know.”

Evans later admitted he had encouraged her to lie.

King, 25, of Tedder Way, Southampton, and Evans, 22, of Elmer Close, North Baddesley, appeared for sentencing after admitting attempting to pervert the course of justice.

They each received a six-month suspended sentence with an £80 surcharge.

Evans was told to do 150 hours community work, and Knight was given 80 hours.

The court heard Evans had lied to avoid prosecution for driving without insurance or a full licence.

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10:44am Mon 2 Jun 14

cliffwalker says...

Some famous people have gone to jail for this sort of offence.
Some famous people have gone to jail for this sort of offence. cliffwalker
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3:18pm Mon 2 Jun 14

sparkster says...

yeah chris huhne and vicky pryce spring to mind!!!!!!
yeah chris huhne and vicky pryce spring to mind!!!!!! sparkster
  • Score: 1

4:22pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Dusty says...

This is worse, as road rage was involved.
This is worse, as road rage was involved. Dusty
  • Score: 3

4:41pm Mon 2 Jun 14

beiroot says...

I know it's still wrong but it seems they lied to the police and not on oath in court. Even our politicians have been known to lie to the electorate.
I know it's still wrong but it seems they lied to the police and not on oath in court. Even our politicians have been known to lie to the electorate. beiroot
  • Score: -2

7:21pm Mon 2 Jun 14

userds5050 says...

Hang about. The other guy in the road rage incident got 28 months on the back of his lies. Surely he has a case for an unsafe conviction?
Hang about. The other guy in the road rage incident got 28 months on the back of his lies. Surely he has a case for an unsafe conviction? userds5050
  • Score: 4

7:45pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Anonymous555 says...

Look at you lot! Haven't got anything else to do other than put your silly little comments on here. Bunch of sado's!
Look at you lot! Haven't got anything else to do other than put your silly little comments on here. Bunch of sado's! Anonymous555
  • Score: -6

1:07am Tue 3 Jun 14

BeyondImagination says...

What a sado you are to make such a comment
What a sado you are to make such a comment BeyondImagination
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6:48am Tue 3 Jun 14

KA says...

userds5050 wrote:
Hang about. The other guy in the road rage incident got 28 months on the back of his lies. Surely he has a case for an unsafe conviction?
Yeah he should... he also told the court that Mr Severn had made threats to him.which was another lie!!
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: Hang about. The other guy in the road rage incident got 28 months on the back of his lies. Surely he has a case for an unsafe conviction?[/p][/quote]Yeah he should... he also told the court that Mr Severn had made threats to him.which was another lie!! KA
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