Racist road-rage driver in the dock

Racist road-rage driver in the dock

Racist road-rage driver in the dock

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

A DRIVER racially abused another motorist who he thought was driving too slow on a snowy and icy road.

Keith Dorey drove up close behind Samir Sheikh to intimidate him, before getting out and shouting at him, Winchester Crown Court heard.

Dorey, of Hobbs Court, Rooksdown, Basingstoke, was in the dock having been convicted of a racially aggravated public order offence by a jury.

The 44-year-old had denied the offence, claiming Mr Sheikh was the aggressor, but jurors found him guilty after a three-day trial in April.

Outlining the facts of the case at the sentencing hearing, Judge Susan Evans said Mr Sheikh had been driving “appropriately slowly” when the offence took place at around 2pm on January 20, last year, in Sherfield Road, Bramley.

She told Dorey: “You drove up close behind to intimidate him. You tried to spit at his window. You then stopped and delivered the most appalling abuse towards him.

“Having run at him initially, you went back to your car and tried to push your dog in his face. Fortunately your dog was quite placid.”

The court heard Dorey then drove off at speed, only to crash his car before running off on foot.

Audrey Archer, defending, said Dorey had since been diagnosed with an anti-social behaviour disorder. She added that he could have suffered an episode of this when the road rage took place.

She also told the court his sister has mixed race children, who he sees regularly. She added: “He wishes you to know he does not have any entrenched racist beliefs or feelings.”

Judge Evans handed Dorey a seven-month sentence, suspended for 24 months, with a mental health treatment requirement. He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months, after also admitting driving without a licence.

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12:49pm Tue 5 Aug 14

JJ38JJ says...

So he lost control of his car and crashed it and he was driving without a licence (and therefore no insurance) which are both sufficient to land him in court. But what made the headline and what he was actually found guilty of was racism. What would the sentence have been if he'd been held up by a slow (in his opinion) white driver? And which of his actions was morally the worst?
So he lost control of his car and crashed it and he was driving without a licence (and therefore no insurance) which are both sufficient to land him in court. But what made the headline and what he was actually found guilty of was racism. What would the sentence have been if he'd been held up by a slow (in his opinion) white driver? And which of his actions was morally the worst? JJ38JJ
  • Score: 5

1:33pm Tue 5 Aug 14

deepinsight says...

Dog in the face does it for me, even better that the dog remained placid. Classic !!
Dog in the face does it for me, even better that the dog remained placid. Classic !! deepinsight
  • Score: 6

2:52pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Claretnblue says...

Quote "Audrey Archer, defending, said Dorey had since been diagnosed with an anti-social behaviour disorder"
In other words a 'Thug and a Bully' ,but now it is a disorder , what a load of pony.
Quote "Audrey Archer, defending, said Dorey had since been diagnosed with an anti-social behaviour disorder" In other words a 'Thug and a Bully' ,but now it is a disorder , what a load of pony. Claretnblue
  • Score: 23

3:38pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Folkestone Saint says...

Audrey Archer, defending, said Dorey had since been diagnosed with an anti-social behaviour disorder.
Oh please, stop inventing disorders, what it should be is, dorey suffers from a disorder that makes him think he can do what the hell he likes, I hope he meets someone bigger than him with the same "disorder".
Audrey Archer, defending, said Dorey had since been diagnosed with an anti-social behaviour disorder. Oh please, stop inventing disorders, what it should be is, dorey suffers from a disorder that makes him think he can do what the hell he likes, I hope he meets someone bigger than him with the same "disorder". Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 20

3:55pm Tue 5 Aug 14

laurence86 says...

Wow they have invented a clinical term for A******. I actually had to Google it to check that Audrey hadn’t made it up. Every symptom of all the a****** I have ever met are all there. To think all these years I have been thinking that they are just ignorant horrible people but alas no, the poor darlings have a disorder. Now I feel bad for not caring for them.
Wow they have invented a clinical term for A******. I actually had to Google it to check that Audrey hadn’t made it up. Every symptom of all the a****** I have ever met are all there. To think all these years I have been thinking that they are just ignorant horrible people but alas no, the poor darlings have a disorder. Now I feel bad for not caring for them. laurence86
  • Score: 12

4:17pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Hooked on you says...

Fresh air will be a disorder next.
Fresh air will be a disorder next. Hooked on you
  • Score: 6

9:25am Wed 6 Aug 14

JJ38JJ says...

We are all forgetting 'coward'. Not only did he try to set a dog on someone who wasn't a threat to him he ran away afterwards. What a sad individual. Nothing to do with racism or any 'disorder'. There are words I could use but my post would be deleted.
We are all forgetting 'coward'. Not only did he try to set a dog on someone who wasn't a threat to him he ran away afterwards. What a sad individual. Nothing to do with racism or any 'disorder'. There are words I could use but my post would be deleted. JJ38JJ
  • Score: 9

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