Court Appearance For Woman Driver In Jeremy Vine 'Road Rage' Row
Hearing at Hammersmith Court is shown video of the incident
The student who was charged with motoring offences following a 'road rage' incident which Chiswick-based BBC presenter Jeremy Vine captured on video, appeared at Hammersmith Court today (Nov 8th).
Shanique Syrena Pearson,(22) of Orsett Street, south-east London, has pleaded not guilty to driving without reasonable consideration to other road users, failing to licence a vehicle and using threatening, abusive or insulting words of behaviour.
Jeremy Vine ( pictured above) is expected to appear in the witness box during the trial of the driver, who he claims "threatened and abused" him during the clash, as he rode his bike to work in Hornton Street, Kensington last August 26th.
At the court hearing today, the Evening Standard reported that Ms. Pearson spoke only to confirm her name, address, and age and enter her 'not guilty' plea.
She was ordered to stand trial at the same court at a later date when Mr. Vine is to give evidence.
The court was shown footage of the alleged incident, which starts with the driver beeping and revving her engine behind him, before an argument breaks out.
Mr Vine claims in his evidence, read in court, that the driver of a Corsa jumps out of the car and threatens him at one point saying "Take a picture of me again and I'm going knock you out." She allegedly kicked his bike and made him fear for his safety.
Vine claims that at the end of the incident while pulling away: "She made a finger of her right hand into a gun and mocked fired at me."
But Abigail Bright, for the defence, dismissed that claim as "rubbish". She added: "There's nothing to corroborate that."
Mr Vine was on his way from work at the time of the incident, the court heard
November 8, 2016