Doncaster woman jailed for dangerous driving

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A 30-year-old from Armthorpe who drove into a woman before fleeing the scene of the collision has been jailed for more than two years.

Anita Duggan, of Basil Avenue, Armthorpe, had been out drinking when she got into a Vauxhall Vectra following an argument with a 32-year-old woman.

After manoeuvring her car several times, Duggan drove into the woman, trapping her against the vehicle next to her.

She then drove off from the scene, leaving the victim with serious injuries.

It happened in a cark park, next door to a pub in Balby Road, Doncaster, at about 11.30pm on Sunday, August 25 2013 and the victim remained in hospital for two weeks.

Duggan appeared at Sheffield Crown Court in November last year where she pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving while over the prescribed limit.

Today (Friday, January 24) she was sentenced to a total of 32 months and banned from driving for two years.

Detective Constable Andy Gray, from Doncaster CID, said: “Duggan had been out drinking but still deliberately got behind the wheel. In a bid to avoid further arguments with the victim in this case, she tried to drive off but the reckless manner of her driving resulted in the woman being trapped between two vehicles, causing significant injuries.

“Despite knowing she could have potentially injured the other woman, Duggan instead fled the scene, showing a blatant disregard for the welfare of the victim. When arrested, Duggan was more than twice over the drink-drive limit.

“This case highlights the dramatic consequences that driving while over the limit can have. The message is clear, the only safe amount of alcohol to drink when driving is zero.”