Scottish Man Sentenced for Drunken Road Rage Incidents

Todd Myatt, 36, was sentenced to unpaid work and a rehabilitation program for two road rage incidents, including a drunken crash that left a motorist unconscious. He also endangered his partner in a separate car park incident, and was disqualified from driving for a year.

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Scottish Man Sentenced for Drunken Road Rage Incidents

Scottish Man Sentenced for Drunken Road Rage Incidents

Todd Myatt, a 36-year-old from Arbroath, Scotland, has been sentenced to unpaid work and a rehabilitation program after pleading guilty to two road rage incidents. The incidents included a drunken crash that left a motorist unconscious and dragging his partner across a car park.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the dangers of drunk driving and road rage, which can have devastating consequences for innocent victims. It also underscores the importance of addressing mental health issues and holding individuals accountable for their actions behind the wheel.

On November 10, 2023, Myatt was involved in a drunken crash in Cairnie Loan, Arbroath. He pulled his Dacia Sandero in front of another car, braked sharply, and then punched the 25-year-old driver, causing him to fall backward and lose consciousness. Myatt drove off, leaving the victim on the ground. He admitted to assault and driving over the limit (28mics/22) while on two bail orders.

In a separate incident on January 9, 2024, Myatt endangered his partner in a car park in Grange Road, Arbroath. CCTV footage showed Myatt driving off as his partner opened the door of the van and fell. He admitted to culpably and reckless driving while on three bail orders.

Sheriff Derek Reekie sentenced Myatt to 162 hours of unpaid work and disqualified him from driving for a year. Myatt was also ordered to complete the Fergus Programme for domestic offenders. The sheriff labeled Myatt's apology "a bit disingenuous" and noted that Myatt has no previous convictions for violence. "It's nothing to do with the English limit. First of all, the punch – you're very fortunate that there's no further injury," Sheriff Reekie stated.

Myatt, who has lived in Scotland for two years, has a previous conviction for "aggravated vehicle taking" from 2021. His solicitor, Grant Bruce, mentioned that Myatt has mental health issues and had a difficult time since moving to Scotland from England.

The sheriff also addressed Myatt's claim about misunderstanding the difference between Scottish and English drink-driving limits, stating, "I don't accept that this was a misunderstanding about the difference between limits." Myatt's sentencing serves as a consequence for his dangerous and violent actions during the two road rage incidents.

Key Takeaways

  • Todd Myatt, 36, sentenced to unpaid work and rehab for 2 road rage incidents in Scotland.
  • Incidents included a drunken crash that left a motorist unconscious and dragging his partner across a car park.
  • Myatt admitted to assault, driving over the limit, and culpably and reckless driving.
  • He was disqualified from driving for a year and ordered to complete a domestic offenders program.
  • Myatt's apology was deemed "disingenuous" by the sheriff, who rejected his claim of misunderstanding drink-driving limits.