Commonwealth medallist Tony Gibb given suspended sentence for road rage incident
Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Tony Gibb is given a three-month suspended sentence for dangerous driving
Commonwealth Games medallist and Eurosport commentator Tony Gibb has been handed a three-month suspended sentence an a year-long driving ban for his part in a road rage incident in Hertfordshire.
The 39-year-old was found guilty of dangerous driving at St Albans Crown Court for the incident in which he took another driver's car keys and threw them, before driving off.
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The court heard that Gibb pulled out of a junction onto the A4251 in Tring in front of Kyle Gilroy's car, causing Mr Gilroy to perform an emergency stop.
In the altercation that followed, Gibb got out of his car, took Mr Gilroy's keys from his ignition and threw them away.
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Judge Andrew Bright said: "You decided to take his keys to somehow punish him.
"The Court Of Appeal has made it clear that road rage is something the courts must take very seriously and punish severely."
Gibb's sentence was suspended for two years and he was ordered to pay prosecution costs of £3,500 and carry out 100 hours of community work.
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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.
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