Hit and run driver brags on Twitter

A woman who knocked down a cyclist, bragged about it afterwards on Twitter claiming she had done it on purpose and had been drunk at the time.

Daisy Abela has since apologised for her actions and says the Metropolitan Police have investigated the accident which has now been resolved. She wrote, on Twitter, that a cyclist banged on the roof of her car so she purposely ran him over, saying she hated cyclists. The claims led to her receiving abuse on Twitter and also on cycling forums who branded her an “anti-cyclist moron”.

Miss Abela has since clarified her position saying she was not drunk and says that the comments were made in anger after she was physically and verbally attacked by a cyclist.

The incident comes months after Emma Way was charged with various driving offences after boasting on Twitter about knocking a cyclist off his bike, causing him to fall through a hedge. She was tracked down by police and was charged with driving without due care and attention and failing to stop after an accident.

Failure to stop is committed when the owner of a vehicle involved in an accident fails to stop at the scene when required to do so and does not exchange or provide details. Failure to report is a separate offence and occurs when the driver fails to report the accident to the police within 24 hours. The offences carry a possible punishment of up to 10 points on a driving licence and disqualification from driving.