Road rage thug Reece Nicholson left a motorcyclist seriously injured by slamming his brakes on in front of him after being told to get off his phone while driving.
Nicholson was behind the wheel of a Mini Cooper when he was spotted by Ian Hill and his pillion passenger, wife Wendy, using his phone.
When Mr Hill told him he should not be using his phone while driving, Nicholson saw red and started aggressively following the couple.
A court heard his wheels were spinning and his engine revving as he followed them close behind, trying to intimidate them while laughing.
He also threw something out of his window towards Mrs Hill, before swerving in front of them and suddenly stopping dead.
They had insufficient time to stop and crashed into the back of the car, with Mr Hill suffering injuries including a broken leg and Mrs Hill also being left hurt and traumatised.
Now Nicholson, who has since been jailed for supplying crack cocaine, has been given extra time in prison at Newcastle Crown Court.
Martin Towers, prosecuting, said it was on Sunday April 9 2017 that the couple were out on the motorbike.
It was Mrs Hill's first ride in years and the intention was to try to restore her confidence ahead of a family holiday in Scotland.
Around 2.30pm they were on the Coast Road, approaching the junction with Churchill Street, Wallsend, when they encountered Nicholson.
Mr Towers told the court: "Mr Hill said his wife let him know the defendant seemed to be using his mobile phone.
"Mr Hill said he then removed his helmet and spoke to the driver and said he should not be using his phone while driving and that this is how people get killed.
"The defendant said something but he didn't catch what and Mr Hill said if he had a problem, to pull over."
Mr Hill rode off towards a roundabout on Middle Engine Lane but Nicholson followed him.
Mr Towers said: "He was driving uncomfortably close so Mr Hill executed a u-turn because he wanted to get away from the defendant.
"He describes the Mini wheel-spinning and the engine revving. He knew he was being chased and he said he felt terrified and vulnerable due to having no external protection.
"He slowed back down almost to a standstill, hoping the defendant would leave him alone.
"He could see the defendant was driving up to the rear of the motorbike, stopping just short of making contact and revving his engine.
"At this point he threw something out of the window towards Mrs Hill, it's not clear what."
The court heard Mr Hill continued driving with the Mini in pursuit but Mr Towers said: "It then swerved in front of the bike at which point the defendant slammed the brakes on, coming to a dead stop.
"There was insufficient reaction time for him to avoid a collision."
The prosecutor added: "The Crown say he, in effect, used his car as a weapon."
Mrs Hill said Nicholson was laughing while he was intimidating them from behind.
And a teenage witness told how they saw Nicholson suddenly stopped for no reason, causing the accident, before fleeing the scene.
Another driver pursued him and noted his registration number.
A few minutes later, Nicholson called 999 and reported the accident, trying to blame it on the Hills.
Mr Hill suffered a broken right leg, extremely painful bruising to his groin, a four inch cut to his shin and pain and swelling to his foot. Mrs Hill suffered a cut to her right shin.
Nicholson, 29, of Berkeley Grange, Belle Vue, Carlisle, was jailed for 32 months in February last year for offences including possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply.
He pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and assault occasioning actual bodily harm on the Hills and was sentenced to a further 22 months, to run consecutive to the earlier sentence. He was also banned from driving for four years and seven months.
Judge Robert Spragg told him: "This was effectively a road rage incident and you were seen laughing during it.
"Mr Hill has been riding motorbikes for 42 years but is too scared to do so again and Mrs Hill said she will never get back on a motorbike again and the effects are life-changing."
Richard Bloomfield, defending, said: "The manoeuvre was undertaken not with the intention of causing injury, his intention was to make a point and frighten them a bit and clearly that went wrong.
"The injuries, mercifully, are a lot less serious than they could have been.
"It's rather stupid and on any view, dangerous.
"He has served time in prison while Covid rips through prison."