Driver jailed after incident near Rasen

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A motorist left his estranged wife terrified after he pursued her in his car along country roads forcing her onto the grass verge, Lincoln Crown Court was told on September 12.

Gavin Lubbock, who had separated from his wife Wendy less than a year after they wed, spotted his ex as she drove along Sparrow Lane near to the village of Apley, near Market 
Rasen.

Lincoln Crown Court

Lincoln Crown Court

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said Lubbock was initially parked at the side of the road with the bonnet up of his BMW - but a few minutes later was behind the wheel of the car.

Mr Howes said “As he approached he started to move on to her side of the road. She pulled onto the grass verge to avoid a collision. Lubbock then turned the vehicle around and followed her.”

At one point Lubbock bumped his ex’s car with his own and the incident only ended when she managed to drive to a friend’s house.

Mr Howes said: “She was left petrified and screaming out loud.”

Lubbock, 33, of Caistor Close, Lincoln, admitted dangerous driving as a result of the incident on August 2.

He was jailed for nine months and banned from driving for 16 months. Judge Michael Heath, passing sentence, told him: “This was a prolonged course of deliberate bad driving.”

James Gray, defending, said: “He does not seek to explain this behaviour at all beyond the anger and frustration he felt at the recent separation.”