Rebecca Thomas, 37, flew into a rage at ex-boyfriend David Robinson, 45, after spending the evening drinking in Swansea, UK
CCTV footage showed victim Mr Robinson trying to leave when raging Thomas smashed her car into him from behind in the a car park of a rugby club in the welsh city of Swansea
Thomas admitted to battery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and dangerous driving
The defendant was handed a six-month prison sentence suspended for two years and a 30-hour rehabilitation activity requirement
She was banned from driving for 12 months and must pass an extended driving test
Thomas was also ordered to complete a mental health treatment requirement for one year
Shocking footage shows a nurse mowing down her former lover from behind in a rugby club car park in Swansea, South Wales.
Rebecca Thomas, 37, flew into a rage at ex-boyfriend David Robinson, 45, after spending the evening drinking.
A court heard she grabbed and punched him inside her car – before a “red mist descended” in the car park.
CCTV footage showed victim Mr Robinson trying to leave when a raging Thomas smashed her SUV into him from behind.
Despite her admittance to the charges of battery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and dangerous driving at Swansea Crown Court, she was spared jail time and given a suspended sentence. In the end she was been banned from driving.
In September last year the 37-year-old nurse grabbed and punched her 45-year-old boyfriend inside her vehicle – before a ‘red mist descended’ in the car park and she drove into him. David Robinson lay on the ground in the car park for almost five minutes before he was rescued.
Jurors were also told that Thomas had never been as ‘drunk as she was on that day’.
CCTV footage shows Robinson trying to flee the onslaught when Thomas smashed her car into him from behind, miraculously leaving him with just a black eye and bruising.
In the footage Robinson is seen flipping on to the hood before he crashed into the ground at Birchgrove Rugby Club in Swansea.
Prosecutor Brian Simpson said: “He lies there for about four and a half minutes before passers by come to help him. He then went to his new girlfriend’s house and later to hospital.”
The pair had broken up four months before the row erupted in September last year.
Simpson said: “Mr Robinson recalls being in the driver’s seat of the defendant’s car where she grabbed him, punched him, and pulled off his neck chain”.
The victim in his testimony said that “he had never seen the defendant as drunk as she was on that day”.
Swansea Crown Court heard the pair were both were drunk at the time of the incident. Neither could not remember much of what transpired.
Robinson suffered tenderness to the neck and arm, a black eye and bruising but was discharged from hospital with no serious injuries.
Defense counsel Robin Rouch told the court his client no previous record of convictions or cautions, adding that she is a nurse by profession and someone who is “highly valued.”
Handing down the verdict, Judge Geraint Walters said: “You were both heavily under the influence. This incident would not have happened if it was not for that.
“The reality is having been together that day the red mist descended on you.
“There was an altercation between you. When he walks off you drive away and you veer the car into him.”
Thomas, of Birchgrove, Swansea, admitted battery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and dangerous driving.
She was handed a six-month prison sentence suspended for two years and a 30-hour rehabilitation activity requirement. She was banned from driving for 12 months and must pass an extended driving test.
She was also ordered to complete a mental-health treatment requirement for one year.