A Hamburg motorist, offended by the speed of another driver, forced him to stop and showered him with perfume. The court failed to appreciate his law enforcement and called it grievous bodily harm.

A court spokesman said on Thursday the 60-year-old defendant, an unemployed office cleaner, had overtaken and cut off the other car."Learn to drive before you go on the road," he shouted, then sprayed the 68-year-old man in the face with eau de cologne.

Judge Hans-Dieter Nesemann ruled out such action, even on a hot summer day. He suspended the assailant's driving license for three months and fined him $1,200.