A man of Australia, was jailed after he led police on a high-speed chase after throwing his girlfriend out of her car.
The court in New South Wales, heard that 30-year-old Grant Matthew Dodds of Raleigh, took his pregnant girlfriend and their 10-month-old baby to visit her family member.
Dodds was waiting in the car and after a while, he became irritated and he started walking home.
His girlfriend, who was 29 weeks pregnant, went after him with the car, and persuaded him to get back inside.
Once he got into the car, he started breaking the dashboard with an iron bar and threatened to kill her.
He followed the threat by grabbing her by the neck and throwing her out of the car as he drove off.
The police were called and found the victim with injuries. Police then searched for Dodds. He led them on a high-speed chase.
When he endangered other drivers, police decided to abandon the chase. Dodds was later arrested at his home.
In court, his attorney pleaded for leniency, saying that his client’s offense occurred after he had stopped taking medication for several days.
He also noted that Dodds had pleaded guilty at an early stage of the case, and that he was the main breadwinner in the family.
However, the judge sentenced Dodds to 18 months in prison for the charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was sentenced to an additional 12 months jail on each of the driving offenses.