Grantham court: Man shone laser in driver’s eyes

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Road users were put at risk by a 20-year-old “pratting about” shining a laser pen into the eyes of a motorist.

Kyle O’Connor of Thames Road in Grantham admitted causing a danger to road users with his actions.

O’Connor initially denied the offence in interview then threw the laser in Grantham Canal. However he made full admissions in a later interview.

Chris Pye-Smith, defending, said: “He is sorry about what he did.

O’Connor was sentenced to a six-month conditional discharge.

Chairman of the bench Peter Dolby told O’Connor: “If this was just you pratting around then it should just go away.”

He must also pay £85 of costs and a surcharge.