Trowbridge woman banned from road after driving at boyfriend
10:10am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Latest News
A woman motorist who ran over her boyfriend as he walked along the pavement after an argument has been banned from the road for a year.
Laura Mack said she was only trying to 'frighten' her boyfriend when she sent him flying off the bonnet after aiming her car at him.
But after hearing how the 32-year-old mum had been the subject of domestic abuse and the victim did not want her prosecuted, a judge imposed a community order.
Rob Welling, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Ccourt she had been in a 'stormy' relationship with Simon Parker for two years.
He said on the morning of Thursday, May 9, the 28-year-old was walking on Woodmarsh from North Bradley towards Trowbridge.
At about 9.30am a couple, who were also on the same road, said they saw a Ford Focus being driven at him.
Mr Welling said it mounted the pavement, at a speed less then 30mph, causing the pedestrian to be sent on to the bonnet, landing on the verge.
The couple went to his aid of Mr Parker, who had suffered a grazed knuckle and ripped jeans, but he did not take up their offer of help.
The defendant then drove away from the scene and when she was later spoken to a dent was found in the centre of the bonnet of her blue car.
Mack, of Southwick Road, North Bradley, admitted dangerous driving but denied a charge of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.
She insisted that they had argued at home and she believed he had left with some of her things, including £100 in cash.
Charles Row, defending, said "This was an impulsive reaction to a situation that Miss Mack found herself in that morning and one she bitterly regrets.
"She is shocked by what she did. She went see her GP for help as to why it might be she reacted the way she did."
He said their relationship had been volatile with the police called out on numerous occasions and on the morning of the incident he had again taken her things.
Recorder Michael Vere-Hodge QC imposed a one-year community order with supervision, £200 costs and banned her from the road for a year and until she has passed an extended test.
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