A driving disagreement quickly spiraled into something much more serious for a Gravenhurst man, a Bracebridge court heard last week.
Last Tuesday Jesse Ellefson, 31, pleaded guilty to careless driving and causing a disturbance.
Court heard that on Nov. 30, 2020, Ellefson was picking up a student at Muskoka Beechgrove School in Gravenhurst when another motorist honked their horn at him. Ellefson then exited his vehicle and began yelling at the driver, hitting his car and challenging him to a fight, court heard.
He then sped out of the driveway of the school at high speed, squealing his tires, court hard. He then went to the house of the other man and again challenged him to a fight, court heard.
The defense disagreed with some of those statements, saying he did not burn out his tires or speed. He also said Ellefson did not challenge the other man to a fight, but agreed there was “further discussion” between the two.
Ellefson said he was embarrassed of his behaviour and had learned a hard lesson.
He was fined $1,000 and placed on 12 months probation.
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