Top lawyer guilty of driving at man in parking row outside daughter’s nursery

A prime lawyer is going through a neighborhood order after being discovered guilty over driving at a pedestrian in a row over parking on the pavement outside his daughter’s nursery.

Boris Bronfentrinker, 43, denied driving his hybrid Mercedes dangerously in central London on January 18, 2019.

The sufferer, Peter Bullen, mentioned he was making an attempt to take a photograph of Bronfentrinker parked on double yellow traces however needed to “soar out the best way” because the legislation agency accomplice “accelerated” in direction of him.

Bronfentrinker, who’s a accomplice at Quinn Emanuel’s London workplace, informed the jury he was making an attempt to drive round Mr Bullen.

Southwark Crown Court heard Bronfentrinker had simply dropped his daughter off at the Montessori Nursery in Marylebone Lane, when he was noticed checking emails in his Mercedes C350E by the native resident.

Victim Peter Bullen mentioned he was making an attempt to take a photograph of the lawyer’s car parked on double yellow traces

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Prosecutor Nick Wells mentioned: “Mr Bronfentrinker was parked over a double yellow line and two of the 4 wheels had been on the pavement.

“He was parked straight outside the Montessori Nursery School on Marylebone Lane the place his daughter attends.

“Mr Bullen did not like Mr Bronfentrinker parking in this manner and he remonstrated with him about this in the previous, and he informed Mr Bronfentrinker beforehand that if he discovered him parking in this manner once more he would take a photograph of the car and report him to Westminster Council.

Boris Bronfentrinker appears at Southwark Magistrates court

Bronfentrinker seems in courtroom to listen to the decision on Thursday

“Mr Bullen on seeing the car parked this manner that morning stopped and raised his arms in disbelief. It appears Mr Bronfentrinker reacted dismissively to Mr Bullan then put his head down and continued typing on his telephone or wanting at his emails.”

Giving proof, Mr Bullen mentioned he was on his day by day stroll when he noticed Bronfentrinker’s automotive parked on Marylebone Lane.

Mr Bullen mentioned: “He was wanting down at his telephone. I took my telephone out and I stood in entrance of the automotive on the footpath 5 to 6 ft in entrance and I lined up my digital camera to take an image.

“As I took the {photograph} I realised the automotive was accelerating in direction of me though it did not make any sound, there was no horn.

“I simply noticed it coming in direction of me. I realised it was not going to show away so I jumped to 1 aspect to keep away from it hitting me.”

The ex-high jumper mentioned: “I’m fortunate I’m a sportsman, my reactions are fairly fast. I might really feel the wind of it because it handed by my tracksuit bottoms.

“I’m simply delighted I’m nonetheless in one piece.”

Bronfentrinker mentioned he needed to transfer in direction of Mr Bullen as a result of it was “the one strategy to depart” and he was solely travelling at round 2 to 3mph.

He added that it was “preposterous” to counsel he was making an attempt to run Mr Bullen over, and he was turning the steering wheel to go round him.

In closing speeches, Mr Wells informed jurors: “There’s been an try in this case you may suppose to if not precisely blacken Mr Bullen’s title, however actually to painting him as a totally odd and peculiar man.

“Mr Bronfentrinker did say in his interview that Mr Bullen might have carried on to make an incident of this.

“Mr Bullen says that he jumped out of the best way and the automotive was very near him and if he hadn’t jumped out the best way he would have been hit.

“He was in a state of shock. By definition, Bronfentrinker will need to have been accelerating as a result of his automotive was first of all in a stationary place.”

Bronfentrinker, of Highgate, north London, was convicted of one depend of harmful driving on Thursday.

He might be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court at a later date.

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