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Jeremy Vine Road Rage Driver Shanique Syrena Pearson Appeals Conviction

She told press: 'I'm not happy.'

01/03/2017 13:04 | Updated 01 March 2017

A road-rage driver filmed screaming at BBC presenter Jeremy Vine is appealing against her conviction.

Shanique Syrena Pearson was due to be sentenced on Wednesday after she threatened to knock the TV star out as she shouted and made a gun sign at him during the row. 

But appearing at Isleworth Crown Court, she lodged an appeal instead. Pearson had been told she may face prison after being convicted at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court of road-rage offences on February 1.

The 22-year-old single mother left court after her conviction in February with a jacket over her head and told the press outside: “I’m not happy.”

Pearson, who has a number of previous convictions including assaults and theft, rolled her eyes and shook her head as the verdict was announced.

Her latest offences were committed while she was subject to a suspended sentence and her case has been sent to the crown court.

Judge Timothy King said at the time: “The court will decide whether the suspended sentence imposed should be activated in whole or in part.”

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BBC presenter Jeremy Vine filmed the encounter 

Her spat with Vine was captured by the 51-year-old Crimewatch presenter on his helmet camera during the ride from his home in Chiswick, west London, to BBC offices near Oxford Circus.

He was cycling in the middle of Hornton Street in Kensington, west London, which had parked cars on either side, on August 26 last year, but stopped after being beeped at by the driver of a black Vauxhall Corsa behind him.

In the video clip, Pearson can be heard screaming expletives at Vine, who tries to explain why he was riding down the centre of the narrow street, before she kicks and pushes the cyclist and his bike.

She denied making a threat, and claimed to have put her middle finger up at the presenter, who she thought was “a bit crazy” for following her after their initial row.

Pearson, of Vauxhall, south-west London, has been convicted of driving an unlicensed vehicle, driving without reasonable consideration for other road users and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

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