Our client was a University Student with no criminal record. He had been travelling down 17th avenue with his girlfriend when a fellow motorist took issue with one of his lane changes. The incensed complainant tailgated our client for a number of blocks while honking his horn and yelling obscenities. At a red light, the complainant emerged from his car and smashed our client’s windshield. In response to this, E.L. exited his car and a fist fight ensued. During the altercation, the complainant’s teeth were fractured. The client was charged with assault causing bodily harm as a result. After reviewing the disclosure material the matter was set for trial. At trial, notwithstanding the serious injuries, the presiding judge agreed with Mr. Wyman that the client was acting in self defence. An acquittal was entered with all finger prints and photographs associated with the prosecution being destroyed.