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Colwyn Bay - OAP hit woman in 'road rage' row

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OAP hit woman in 'road rage' row

Disabled parking space
The drivers began rowing over a disabled parking space
An 80-year-old man has been banned from driving for a year after he twice drove into a woman following a row over a disabled parking space.
William Picken, from Prestatyn, Denbighshire, lost his temper when the woman pulled into a space before him at a shopping centre in Colwyn Bay, Conwy.
Llandudno magistrates court heard he had been travelling slowly and the victim suffered no serious injuries.
Picken was also fined £435 plus costs after admitting dangerous driving.
In addition, he must pay £100 compensation to his victim and re-take his test if he wants to drive again.
A defence solicitor said both cars were waiting for the car park space, and Picken became annoyed when the woman, Christine Davies, drove in first.
The court heard he never intended to bump her with the car as she stood in front of his vehicle.
The prosecution said the victim suffered bruising to her knees when Picken's Nissan Primera struck her.
District Judge Andrew Shaw said Picken - who had never been in court before - displayed an "inexplicable loss of temper."
He added: "You really behaved very badly.
"It's very fortunate no substantial injury was caused to the lady. Your vehicle was moving at extremely low speed. 

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