Monday, April 20, 2009

Road-rage driver who killed fellow M1 motorist with one punch is jailed

A driver who "lost control" and killed another motorist in a motorway road rage incident was jailed for 27 months today.

Graham Cahill, 44, punched 25-year-old Toby Cooke once on the hard shoulder of the M1 in Bedfordshire in May last year.

Cahill was sentenced at Luton crown court today after previously admitting manslaughter. He was also disqualified from driving for 18 months.

The court heard that Cahill, of Harrow, north London, pulled over on to the hard shoulder of the motorway to confront Cooke over his driving on May 22 last year. The network manager then felled his victim with one punch during the attack on the northbound carriageway near junction 10.

Cooke, a forklift truck driver, from Luton, Bedfordshire, died in hospital four days later from injuries caused by his head striking the ground.

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