Puddle splash revenge

AN ANGRY Weston man who was drenched by a car driving through a puddle while waiting for a bus is determined to take the driver to court.

AN ANGRY Weston man who was drenched by a car driving through a puddle while waiting for a bus is determined to take the driver to court.

Clive Robinson was waiting at a bus stop in Lonsdale Avenue, with 14 other people when a white Ford Mondeo sped through the large pool of water, spraying most of those stood nearby from head-to-toe

Furious, he recorded the number plate and reported the incident to the police straight away.

The 54-year-old said: "The drain near the bus stop was blocked. All the other cars and lorries that went passed gave the puddle a wide berth so they didn't splash us.


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"But this car deliberately went straight through it, completely drenching us all.

"It was not just people's shoes and trousers that were wet, it got people's coats and some of their faces.

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"Everyone was completely outraged at how inconsiderate the driver was."

The Selworthy Road resident wrote down the names and numbers of all those at the bus stop so he could let them know of any progress made by the police.

He said: "I hope the driver will be caught and prosecuted. This is a serious offence classed as driving without due care and attention."

Mr Robinson added that he had spoken to North Somerset Council the previous week about getting the drain unblocked.

He said: "It is a pity they couldn't sort the drain out. We would all have stayed dry on that day otherwise."

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: "The incident was reported to us and the vehicle details have been noted.

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