Dartford delivery driver jailed for throwing rocks at oncoming cars in Kent
PUBLISHED: 14:35 20 December 2017
A delivery driver who grinned as he threw rocks at passing motorists while on his rounds was jailed for 10 years on Tuesday, December 19.
Glynn Williams hurled the missiles from his United Parcel Service van at oncoming cars while delivering parcels in Kent villages, Maidstone Crown Court heard.
Dressed in a grey sweatshirt and dark tracksuit bottoms, the 37-year-old made a thumbs-up sign and said “see you again” to relatives in the public gallery as he was led away to the cells.
Judge Martin Joy, sentencing, told him: “All of these people were driving along and targeted by you. The impact of these sorts of offences could have been fatal, there’s no question about that.
“These were frightening and shocking experiences for these motorists.”
Williams, of North Street, Dartford, denied the allegations but was convicted after a two-week trial of 14 counts of destroying or damaging property and recklessly causing a danger to life, as well as one count each of criminal damage, actual bodily harm and assault by beating.
The court heard that Williams, who had no history of mental illness, targeted a string of motorists over a period of months in 2015.
One of his victims told how she was driving and suddenly heard a loud bang. The windscreen had shattered and she found her children covered in glass, the court heard.
Another woman said she saw Williams grinning at her when he threw the rock.
He also threw rocks at a family on their way to Gatwick Airport to go on holiday.