Doncaster man drives ex-partner off road

Doncaster man drives ex-partner off road

Doncaster man drives ex-partner off road

A Doncaster driver is said to have driven his ex-partner off the road in a jealous rage on May 28.

Driving his VW van, Nicholas Holland, 30, began pursuing the woman along the A60, at around 4.30pm.

It is alleged that once he had reached them, Holland swerved in front of her car, causing her to “brake harshly”.

Once again, Holland caught up with her in Wadworth.

The Doncaster man drove into his ex-partner’s car, blowing out a tyre and causing the car to spin off of the road.

Sheffield Crown Court heard how he repeatedly punched the victim in the face after she drove past with her young child and new partner.

Holland claimed it was the victim who had hit him.

He had also repeatedly smashed into the back of her car.

Prosecutor James Gould said:

“He got out, opened the driver’s door and tried to grab her but she managed to drive away.

“He got out, pulled her by the hair and punched her five times in the face.

“He shouted: “Who’s in the car with you? I will kill you.””

Richard Thynne, mitigating, urged the judge to suspend a prison sentence because job opportunities which remain open to him may help him tackle his issues.

Holland pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and assault.

He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, and banned from driving for 26 months.

A five-year restraining order was also imposed.

 Judge Jeremy Richardson QC, told Holland:

“You exhibited jealous rage. There is no question you sought to intimidate her.”

Upon sentencing, he added:

“There is an element of mercy in that – mercy that you did not show to your partner.”

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