Mobile phone incident sparks road rage

Jon SolmundsonGeraldton Guardian
Geraldton Courthouse.
Camera IconGeraldton Courthouse. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

A Waggrakine man has pleaded guilty to endangering the life, health or safety of another person, after he rammed his car into a vehicle in which the driver was filming him.

Bradley John Preece, 22, was in an on-again-off-again relationship with the victim when at 6am on August 5, he got in his car and began driving.

In Geraldton Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, police prosecutor Kathryn Flanagan said the victim knew Preece should not have been driving and attempted to capture video evidence.

When Preece drove off, the victim got in a vehicle and continued to try and record him driving.

This continued into Sunset Beach, where Preece drove his vehicle into the driver’s side door of the victim’s vehicle and she was showered in glass. Preece then drove away from the scene.

He also pleaded guilty to one count of failing to comply with reporting obligations from December 13, in Geraldton. The matter was adjourned for a written pre-sentence report to be prepared for Preece’s next appearance in the same court on February 20.

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