Ford fined

£3,500 for road rage attack

Scottish comic Ford Kiernan has been fined £3,500 for his road rage attack on a taxi driver.

The star of BBC Scotland’s Chewin’ the Fat and Still Game had previously admitted the attack outside a Glasgow supermarket atnd yesterday appeared in court for sentencing.

Outside court, the 42-year-old told reporters: "Let’s just say I don’t want to see another courtroom for a while."

The incident happened after Kiernan stopped in an area outside Safeway reserved for taxis; sparking a row when cabbie William Kerr pointed this out.

Mr Kerr drove off, but as he waited in traffic Kiernan pulled up behind him, leapt out his car and punched him through his vehicle’s open window of his vehicle.

Prosecutor Joe McKenna, said Kiernan tried to race off, but Mr Kerr managed to block him in. Kiernan, then screamed "you prickk" and "you fucker" before hitting Mr Kerr again.

Defence lawyer William Nugent said Kiernan was "ashamed" of his behaviour, adding: "The nature of his job means there have been times where Mr Kiernan has been abused, but he normally walks away.”

Published: 27 Jan 2005

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