Training & coaching news: Moment of madness

Devon conflict management trainer Paul Morgan lost his temper when thrown out of a nightclub and then drove his car into it.

Morgan, 29, from Exeter, pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court to charges of dangerous driving, failing to provide a specimen and driving while disqualified.

He was jailed for eight months and accepted that he would benefit from a course in anger management.

He was thrown out of the Queen’s Vaults nightclub in Exeter after becoming involved in a heated argument with other clubbers. Morgan returned but took exception to the way door staff dealt with him and said “I will make sure you show me some respect.”

Later he drove his Jeep Cherokee into the club’s entrance, causing the doors to burst open and people to jump for safety.

Defence counsel Richard Powell said Morgan was a conflict management trainer – who had trained 900 door staff – and was shocked at what he did and described it as a “moment of madness”.

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