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Driver who intentionally sideswiped motorcycle gets prison

Crime caught on camera.

A Texas man who intentionally sideswiped a passing motorcycle in 2015 finally got his comeuppance and was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Back in October 2015, we reported on a Texan named William Crum who, in a misguided attempt at automotive vigilantism, sideswiped a motorcycle that was passing him on a double yellow line. That incident was caught on video by a following motorcyclist (video appears above; be forewarned it has some understandable cursing). The crash landed the rider and his passenger in the hospital and Crum in the Hood County, Texas, jail. When confronted about the crash, Crum reportedly told witnesses, "I don't care." Now the Star-Telegram reports that Crum has been convicted of two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

This isn't the first time Crum has been in trouble with the law. Back in 2007, he was convicted of reckless driving and making a terroristic threat after attempting to run down two kids in a golf cart then brandishing a shotgun at them. For that incident, he was ordered to attend a series of anger management classes, which apparently didn't stick, and he was put on probation for two years. In 1993, he was arrested for making silent or abusive 911 calls, but charges were dropped. And way back in 1989, convicted in Arlington, Texas, for domestic assault.

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