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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:10 pm 
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Man who farted in Uber ends up in court

Breaking wind in the back of an Uber taxi cost a man a suspended jail term.

But the repercussion for the taxi driver was that he has returned to his native Bulgaria.

Drunken James Mallett let rip as Aleksander Bonchev was driving him to Chasers night club in Kingswood.

Bristol Crown Court heard it was the final straw for the cabby who, after suffering abuse from other fares, told Mallett to get out of his vehicle.

The court heard when Mallett left he reigned blows on the driver, who knocked down Mallett in self-defence.

Mallett, 35, of Moravian Road in Kingswood, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual harm on November 30 last year.

The recorder Miss Alexia Power handed him a six months jail term, suspended for 18 months, and ordered him to pay £500 compensation and do 120 hours' unpaid work.

She told Mallett: "Mr Bonchev sustained a broken finger, he was unable to work, lost his job with Uber, lost his accommodation and lost his car.

"All because he was doing his job that evening."

David Scutt, prosecuting, said Mr Bonchev received a call to collect Mallett and three other people and take them to Chasers.

Mr Scutt said: "As he was driving the defendant broke wind.

"Mr Bonchev found that offensive.

"He asked them to leave the vehicle."

With that Mallett offered the driver a fight before punching him to the head.

The court heard the driver put his arms up and punched Mallett to the face, knocking him to the ground.

Mr Scutt said: "A young lady with Mr Mallett persuaded him to leave.

"They walked off towards Forest Road and police located him in Forest Road, Fishponds.

"He was spoken to, he was injured and had a cut to his bottom lip.

"He was plainly intoxicated."

Mr Scutt told the court Mallett was abusive to police and claimed the taxi driver assaulted him.

Mr Bonchev made an impact statement in which he said he had to give up work and could not pay for his car or rent and ended up homeless.

It was confirmed he has returned to live in Bulgaria.

Anthony Bignall, defending Mallett, conceded: "He behaved in an unattractive manner that night."

Mr Bignall told the court his client cared for a dependant relative, employed four people and was described as a "polite, helpful, well-behaved and courteous" man.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:05 am 
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Customers do break wind sometimes it is a natural consequence of eating !!

Over reaction by driver and passengers i would say and both suffered as a result

Taxis Are Public Transport too

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:12 pm 

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I wonder what the council will think when they get wind of it ? :)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:18 pm 
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Solution..Breathe in through the mouth and out through the nose, you never smell a thing.

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