A MOTORCYCLIST hit a car with his helmet after its owner criticised his driving.
Stewart Pember, 26, of Sheepridge, damaged the roof of the Honda CRV after Christopher Barlow confronted him when he cut in front of him, Huddersfield magistrates were told.
Linda Fowler, prosecuting, said that at 12.30pm on June 26 Mr Barlow and his wife were travelling home to Lincolnshire after visiting Huddersfield. In Deighton Road, Pember pulled out causing Mr Barlow to brake hard.
Pember pulled over.
Mrs Fowler said: “Mr Barlow went over to speak to him about the manner of his driving.
“However Mr Pember responded by taking off his helmet and swearing.
“He was quite aggressive and took his top off and threw it on the floor.”
Mrs Fowler said: “Mr Barlow got into his vehicle and as he drove past Mr Pember picked up his helmet. He banged hard on the roof and rode away.”
Magistrates were told that Pember, of Ruskin Grove, had previous convictions but had not been before the court since 2007.
Bob Carr, for Pember, said: “He accepts that in a fit he had his helmet in his hand and swung out and caught the roof of the car.”
Magistrates ordered Pember to pay £50 compensation to the Barlows and £85 costs.