Teen tries to mow down men who accidentally stepped out in front of him

CCTV footage has emerged showing a university student attempting to knock down two pedestrians in a fit of road rage.

Leon Quartermaine, 19, had rowed with two men outside a Debenhams store in Southampton before jumping in his silver Peugeot and tracking them down.

He was caught on CCTV racing around a roundabout before mounting a pavement towards the two men in a park.

The Southampton Crown Court has heard the student started the argument with his two victims after they accidentally stepped out in front of his car.

Prosecutor Rob Harding said Quartermaine got out of his car to shout at the pair outside a Debenhams store and got back behind the wheel again.

But instead of driving away, Mr Harding told the court Quartermaine raced around a nearby roundabout and returned to try to run down the two men.

He said: "A member of the public had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit."

The prosecutor added that when he was arrested, Quartermaine had cannabis in his system and he also attacked two police officers, scratching at one's neck and hitting and kicking another.

Quartermaine, a health and fitness student at Southampton Solent University, admitted dangerous driving, drug-driving and assaulting a police officer during the incident in November last year.

He was ordered to carry out 25 rehabilitation activity requirement days and 80 hours of unpaid work.

He was also given an 11-month sentence, suspended for 15 months.

Judge Power told him: "You should quite rightly be ashamed of yourself for this dangerous behaviour, which showed little regard for the safety of others.

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