Lenient sentence for motorist who rams into horse
Another typical story of road violence on Britain's roads where motorists are causing increasing havoc.
Some motorists are ignoring the Highway Code and driving recklessly round horses and riders.
This story comes from the Horse and Hound, a well known 'countryside' magazine, though often their stories are not in the mainstream press, where celebrities are favoured instead.
Rider Liza McQuiston is pursuing a civil court case for compensation against a motorist who injured one of her top horses so badly he will not compete again.
Robert Austin-Smith of Dereham, Norfolk, denied careless driving but was found guilty at Swaffham Magistrates Court on 25 May and received six penalty points. He was also fined £200 with £200 costs.
Advanced dressage horse Feist is receiving treatment for injuries that tore his knee open.
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