Catherine Pegg found guilty of dangerous driving

17/12/2012

A woman, who caused serious injury to her boyfriend by running him over in her all-terrain vehicle on a road in Warwickshire, was today found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court of dangerous driving and sentenced to 18 months custody with a five year driving ban.

Catherine Pegg, aged 48, was found not guilty of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Angela Millington, Senior Crown Prosecutor from West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said:

"The victim and the defendant, Catherine Pegg, were involved in a turbulent relationship. This culminated on 15 May 2012 when an argument between the two resulted in the defendant driving her Land Rover so badly that she ended up hitting her then partner.

"The defendant and the victim had both visited the Red Lion public house in Polesworth for a drink. They got into an argument and Pegg was ejected from the pub. A further argument ensued when she returned to the pub and both parties were asked to leave.  

"Pegg followed her partner, driving onto the pavement in an attempt to stop him walking away. She later collided with the victim, leaving him with significant injuries, including a dislocated breast bone, broken ribs and lacerations to his liver and spleen. 

"The victim had also been carrying his Akita puppy, Luna, at the time of the impact. She was thrown from his arms and required veterinary treatment.

"What started off as a quiet evening out, ended up with a man sustaining serious injuries and a jury today finding Catherine Pegg guilty of dangerous driving."