Motorist fined for tweeting about ‘bloody cyclists’ after crash

A motorist who was arrested when she tweeted about knocking over a cyclist has been convicted of driving offences and given a hefty fine.

A motorist who was arrested when she tweeted about knocking over a cyclist has been convicted of driving offences and given a hefty fine.

The driver called the post the “biggest regret of my life” and apologised to “all cyclists” as she was found guilty today of failing to stop after a collision and failing to report an accident.

The 22-year-old woman was cleared of driving without due care and attention in the hearing at Norwich Magistrates’ Court.

Magistrates heard that police only became aware of the collision on May 19 because the motorist tweeted “definitely knocked a cyclist off his bike earlier. I have right of way – he doesn’t even pay road tax!” using the hashtag #bloodycyclists afterwards.

The cyclist suffered bruising and damage to his bike in the incident.

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