|Couple out on a date|
A man was arrested on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm after slamming a stolen Mercedes into the woman he was about to go out on a date with for the first time, according to police in the United Kingdom.
Now, 33-year-old Trevor Woodside of Castleview, has been sentenced to serve 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to of causing grievous bodily injury by dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving with excess alcohol and having no insurance.
He was also banned from driving for the next six years.
According to the police investigation, Woodside was supposed to meet the victim for their first date on the day of the crash.
Woodside drank alcohol before stealing the Mercedes belonging to his employer. The two then agreed to meet. The woman was driving down the road in her Volkswagen, traveling at a speed of 45 miles per hour.
As she approached the intersection, Woodside’s Mercedes approached her vehicle head on. The woman swerved in an attempt to avoid a collision, but to no avail.
Following the collision, the court heard, the Volkswagen flew down a bank and into the trees. The driver of the Volkswagen was knocked unconscious.
She was then freed from the car and taken to a hospital. The woman underwent surgery to treat her right foot. She also suffered a chest injury.
The woman was physically sick when she discovered that the driver of the other vehicle was Woodside.