Natalie Pyne was appearing in court after the incident on June 7 last year

The driver of an Audi Q7 that was driven into a cyclist and ended up in the front of a beauty salon has been handed a three year custodial sentence and banned from driving for four years by Kingston Crown Court.

During the sentencing of 31-year-old Natalie Pyne, Judge Susan Tapping branded the motorist “out of control”, after the court proved that she drove at cyclist Simon Edgely after an altercation.

Mr Edgely – who has autism – escaped with only minor physical injuries, although his bike was severely damaged by the vehicle. The incident also caused £25,000 damage to the salon.

Judge Tapping said: “I have given considerable consideration to your circumstances. You deliberately used your car as a weapon.

“You were out of control.”

According to the Surrey Comet, Mr Edgely has not been able to return to cycling properly as a result of the mental anguish caused by road rage incident.

“Since the accident I haven’t been able to go out. I’ve managed for a while [to cycle], until I met three motor vehicles at a roundabout and haven’t since. I don’t know if I ever will again,” said Mr Edgely.

Pyne’s defence had centred on a claim that her vehicle had malfunctioned and sped off beyond her control. This was countered by PC Peter Taylor who had been unable to find fault with the Audi 4×4.

The mother of six already had form for driving offences, including a conviction for dangerous driving after being clocked at over 70mph, on the wrong side of the road and under the influence of alcohol in January 2009.

  • The Awakening

    There is a day and a moment when judgment will come for this excuse of a human being and that will be on her day of personal judgment, at the end of her life on this earth.

  • TrevorHoldsworth

    Should also have a lifetime driving ban.

  • Riggah

    Another soft sentence despite her claiming that the vehicle was faulty. That sounds like perjury to me.

  • Rupert the Super Bear

    This vehicle is a prime status symbol for women in some parts of the UK. I can’t help wondering how many other “ladies” driving round in their Q7 white chariots are actually stressed out pyschopaths.

  • Alan

    An OK outcome up to a point, but this apology for a human is to be driving again in just 4 years?

  • Jacob723

    If the 2009 case had been properly dealt with, she would not have been able to drive again and this would not have happened.

  • Andrew Bairsto

    Should have been 30 years.