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Drink-driver had child, 2, in car as he ran over his girlfriend in Gainsborough

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: December 17, 2012

Jailed: Scott Law was branded a menace by Judge Morris

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A bare-chested drink-driver, who had a two-year-old child in the back of his car when he ran over his girlfriend, has been jailed for nine months.

Lincoln Crown Court heard that Scott Law got behind the wheel after an argument with partner Suzanne Scawthon, who had been driving.

She was upset and walking away after she stopped on The Belt Road in Gainsborough.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said: "Miss Scawthon got out and was upset and angry. Law was bare-chested and urinated against the side of the car. He was unsteady on his feet.

"He got into the driver's seat, drove up behind her, knocking her on to the ground. She escaped with minor grazing."

Law's alcohol content of 88 milligrams was more than twice the legal limit of 35mg. He also had vision problems after a crash seven years ago.

Law, 33, of Flat Tops, Normanby by Spital, admitted dangerous driving, drink-driving, driving without a licence and without insurance on Thursday, August 9. He was disqualified for six years.

Judge Sean Morris said: "You were driving up the road unable to see properly and full of drink. You are a menace when it comes to cars. It is time you learned your lesson. You can sit in prison, think about your life and what you have done."

Sunil Khanna, defending, said: "He turned to alcohol due to depression and had drunk between four and five bottles of wine."

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  • Gixxerman  |  December 19 2012, 10:21AM

    What a thoroughly charming man!

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  • Localperson55  |  December 17 2012, 11:19AM

    Words fail me too. Why not attempted murder or at least attempted GBH?

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  • LincolnFran  |  December 17 2012, 9:41AM

    Words fail me! Except to say that I don't think serving half of a 9 month sentence will do any good.

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