Dean Goble on trial on three counts of dangerous driving over incidents in 2014 A man who allegedly drove his car straight at cyclists “to scare the living daylights” out of them has been accused of “lying through his teeth” after claiming claimed that his brother was driving in two of the three incidents concerned.
Dean Goble is on trial at Swindon Crown Court on three counts of dangerous driving, pleading not guilty to each of them, reports the Western Daily Press (link is external) .
Goble, aged 40 and from Siddington near Cirencester, admitted that he was at the wheel of his Peugeot 206 in an incident involving cyclist David Jones in Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, in April 2014.
Mr Jones had filmed the incident on his helmet camera and when he was shown the footage by the police, Goble agreed that it was his vehicle and that he was the driver involved.
But he blamed potholes for his having to swerve and insisted he had been in "full control of the car."
"I do not agree it was dangerous, slightly careless,” he told the jury."I can remember swerving towards a cyclist to miss the pothole. I have got no reason … I […]