A BURTON man drove his car along a pavement at his new girlfriend and his ex-partner, a court heard.
Closed circuit TV cameras in Alma Street filmed Belinda Baxter and Molly Coxon leaping out of the way in terror as Craig Duddy’s Ford Fiesta sped towards them.
In the aftermath of the incident, Duddy went on to assault Miss Baxter, his former partner and mother of their child, Stafford Crown Court was told.
Duddy, 24, of Goodman Street, admitted charges of dangerous driving and assault by beating.
He was given a six month jail sentence, suspended for two years, ordered to do 100 hours unpaid community work and to pay £200 costs.
He was also banned from driving for a year, with an extended driving test before getting his licence back.
Recorder Mr Adam Feest told him: “You sought to use your car as a weapon. I have no doubt when they saw the car coming towards them, they must have been scared for their lives.”
David Bennett, prosecuting, said the incident happened in July when the defendant, with Miss Coxon as a passenger, drove to Miss Baxter’s home.
Miss Baxter leaned out of the window and told him to go away.
When Miss Coxon got out of the car and walked off, Miss Baxter came out and followed her. The CCTV footage showed Duddy reversing down the street to where he could mount the pavement behind the two women.
He drove towards them and they had to jump in to the road to avoid the car.
The Fiesta hit a car parked at the kerbside and damaged it.
Duddy told Miss Baxter he had been drinking, she told him he shouldn’t be driving and the defendant slapped her across the face.
Rashad Mohammed, defending, said Duddy and Miss Baxter had been in a relationship for five years, but he started a new one with Molly Coxon. He said: “My client has expressed in the strongest terms that he didn’t intend to hit anyone.”