Driver jailed over Jeff Argent road rage death in Formby

Jeff Argent Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption Jeff Argent worked as a school caretaker

A van driver has been jailed for 14 years and banned from driving for life after causing the death of a motorist in a road rage incident.

Jeff Argent, 49, from Birkdale, Merseyside, died when his car hit a lamppost last October.

Colin Scarisbrick, 39, of no fixed address, was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving last month at Liverpool Crown Court.

He had a previous conviction for the same offence in 2000.

During the six-day trial, the jury heard how Scarisbrick and Mr Argent, a father of two, had been arguing and gesturing to each other while driving along the A565 in October.

As Mr Argent moved his car into the outside lane Scarisbrick steered his van in front, forcing Mr Argent's car across the carriageway and into a lamppost. Scarisbrick left the scene without stopping.

Mr Argent worked as a school caretaker in Blundellsands, Sefton.

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