Judge Sentences Man for Road Rage Caused by Anabolic Steroids

James Drake was sentenced to 12 months in jail for an episode of “road rage” attributed to anabolic steroids in the Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court in South Wales. Drake got out of his vehicle wearing brass knuckles and pointed a crossbow at the driver of a truck that cut him off on the road. The court determined that steroids caused Drake to go into a “roid rage” during the traffic incident (“Crossbow terror of road rage witness,” November 27).

It appeared the use of steroids causes him to lose self-control and this is what happened on this occasion.

He said the combination of offences was so serious only custody could be justified.

James Drakes pleaded guilty to two charges of possession offensive weapons (a crossbow and a knuckleduster) and one charge of affray. Judge Christopher Vosper QC sentenced Drakes to 12 months in jail.

Drakes brandished a knuckleduster he wore on one hand, got out and shouted ˜You’re ****** dead’, ˜I’m going to kill you’, threats she believed were directed at her, Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court was told [...]

He said 21-year-old Drakes then took a crossbow out of the boot of his car and holding it at shoulder height pointed it in effect beyond Miss Miles’ car towards the lorry behind and shouted abuse.

He lowered the crossbow put it back in the boot and drove off.

Following his arrest Drakes admitted there had been an incident after he had been cut up by a lorry.

Roids, roid rage and road rage.


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