Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Tycoon Tells of Road Row; Chicken King Pinned

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Tycoon Tells of Road Row; Chicken King Pinned

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Byline: rae wilson

MILLIONAIRE poultry tycoon Len Poulter claimed foul play when he fronted Maroochydore District Court yesterday over an alleged road rage attack in Peregian.

Mr Poulter, the founding director of Lenard's Chicken, was holidaying on the Sunshine Coast at Easter last year when he became embroiled in an argument with another driver.

Mr Poulter claims the other driver, Mark Steven Westacott, then ran his red 4WD into him, crushing Mr Poulter between his own car and the red 4WD.

The court heard the trouble began as Mr Poulter was attempting to reverse his black 2008 Mercedes into a parking space on Kingfisher Drive at about 1.30pm on Easter Saturday.

Mr Westacott allegedly pulled up behind Mr Poulter in the red 4WD and refused to drive past to allow Mr Poulter to park his Mercedes in the available space.

Mr Poulter told the court he drove forward twice to allow Mr Westacott enough room to pass, but Mr Westacott allegedly refused to move his car. …

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