BMW driver, 37, hit family’s car on dual carriageway then climbed out of the window of his own vehicle and simulated sex with its wheel when they pulled over in a layby
- Michael Jameson, 37, of Islington, London, simulated sex close to a wheel of car
- He admitted on June 16 he outraged public decency by removing his clothing
- He also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving in a BMW on the same occasion
Michael Joseph Jameson arriving at Mold courts. Jameson has to pay £639 compensation for the insurance cost and distress caused to Mr Jones, and £170 costs
A BMW driver hit a family driving on a dual carriageway before pulling over, climbing out of his window, simulating sex with his wheel and laying face down on his bonnet in a ‘bizarre’ series of events that landed him in court.
Michael Jameson, 37, of Islington, London, simulated sex close to a wheel of his German saloon near Holywell in North Wales, magistrates at Mold were told.
He admitted that on June 16 he outraged public decency by removing all his clothing and simulating the act of sexual intercourse, blaming stress for the ‘breakdown’.
He also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving in a BMW on the same occasion.
Court chairwoman Joanna Lindfield told him : ‘We feel that the offence of outraging public decency was a bizarre episode which neither you nor we can explain. We hope the order will assist you in obtaining the help that you need.’
Prosecutor Robert Blakemore said David Jones had been driving a BMW X5 at 60mph on the A55 dual carriageway, with his wife Susan as passenger, when they saw Jameson driving close behind.
The couple feared a collision and after a number of minutes there was a bump.
Mr Jones turned off the A55 along a slip road and pulled in a lay-by.
Mr Blakemore said the other BMW approached slowly and began shunting Mr Jones’s vehicle with Mrs Jones still inside, causing £1,689 damage.
Mrs Jones got out and her husband’s car was pushed 15ft.
The prosecutor said Jameson appeared ‘vacant’ and was sweating profusely.
Michael Joseph Jameson leaving Mold courts after sentencing
But he said : ‘When the police took him into custody they took blood but the test showed no controlled drugs in the defendant’s blood.’
Jameson had stopped revving his BMW and he opened the driver’s door. But he decided to climb through the open window and lay on the ground next to the side of his car and removed his clothing.
He’d also been sprawled face down on his bonnet at one stage.
Police body-cam footage was shown to the court to explain what happened.
Mr Blakemore said Jameson told police he had left London that morning to catch a ferry from Holyhead to Ireland.
He had business in Birmingham en route. ‘He was apologetic for his actions,’ the lawyer said. ‘He had very little recollection of what had happened.’
Probation officer Jonny Belbin told the magistrates : ‘The defendant doesn’t recall too much of the event.
The defendant remembers driving on the A55, he was heading towards Holyhead port where he was taking the ferry to see family members. The next thing he can recall is being arrested.
‘He can’t recall any aspect of the dangerous driving or spitting or outraging public decency. He described it as a mental breakdown due to potential stress.’
Single Jameson, who owns a pub in Islington, was ‘greatly ashamed.’
He had two previous drink-driving convictions.
Defence solicitor Patrick Geddes said : ‘It’s a bizarre case.. It’s very unusual for a dangerous driving and outraging public decency to come before you as part of the same case. Mr Jameson is at a loss to explain his behaviour. He was under an enormous amount of pressure from work.’
Mr Geddes remarked : ‘He seems to have simply lost the plot. He’s appalled and grossly embarrassed.’ He had a similar ‘breakdown’ a few years ago.
A community order with 80 hours unpaid work, and rehabilitation, was imposed. The court also directed a twelve months driving ban with an extended test.
Jameson has to pay £639 compensation for the insurance cost and distress caused to Mr Jones, and £170 costs.