Drunk husband runs over his wife with car because she tried to stop him from drivingBy Mason White 1:30 PM September 4, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A drunk husband was arrested on a charge of causing bodily harm after running over his wife because she tried to stop him from driving, police in the United Kingdom said.
Now, 26-year-old Billy Joe Smith of Kempston Hardwick, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison for running over his wife with a car.
According to the police investigation, Smith arrived home around 9:30 a.m., and Kimberly Smith realized that he had slurred speech.
She saw that he had a bottle of vodka and two cans of Budweiser in his car. After his wife tried to stop him from driving, he reversed the car back and drove full speed ahead into her.
She suffered bruises on the legs. The police were called and the husband was arrested. The couple had been together for eight years and they have three children.
She has since ended the relationship. Smith pleaded guilty to causing bodily harm. In addition to the prison sentence, Smith has banned from driving for 18 months.
He was also banned from contacting Kimberley directly or indirectly.