A TAXI driver involved in a minor incident with a black Jaguar car ended up being dragged out of his taxi and attacked by the other driver.
Peter Thomas feared he would be thrown into the path of fast-moving traffic on the Wrexham by-pass, a court heard.
The attacker, Christopher Curran, said to have temper problems and who himself feared it was getting worse, admitted an assault charge and was jailed for 18 months.
Curran, 26, of Victoria Road, Wrexham, had previously been involved in other incidents of violence - and a racially aggravated public order offence when he drove slowly through Wrexham wearing a Saddam Hussain mask and drove slowly sounding his horn following the Caia Park summer riots.
Judge Philip Richards said if everyone behaved like Curran had done following the minor motoring incident then it would not be safe for anyone to drive a vehicle.
The judge told him: 'You behaved absolutely disgracefully towards the taxi driver.
'All he was doing was trying to get out of his car in order to exchange details with you and you first of all banged the car door against his leg, causing considerable pain.
'You then grabbed hold of his leg and pulled him out of the taxi, causing him to bang his head on the vehicle. You then continued to attack him.
'I'm sure he genuinely felt your intention was to throw him under the fast-moving cars which were passing along the A548 road. It must have been a terrifying experience for him.'
The judge said he was quite satisfied that only immediate custody could be justified, and said that if Curran had been convicted after a trial he could have expected a longer sentence.
He warned Curran to curb his temper in future, or he could find himself jailed for a very long time if he was considered to be a dangerous offender.
Prosecuting, Simon Parry told how Mr Thomas, the owner of a taxi company, had been left nervous by the attack, particularly when he was working at night.
Defending barrister John Hedgecoe said Curran accepted he needed help with his temper and feared it was getting worse.