An angry dad tried to shunt his terrified ex-partner and their sleeping daughter off a busy road.
Josh Dobson was in his Audi A6 when he attempted to force his ex partner's car off the road as his little one slept in the back.
The 27-year-old stopped his car in front of hers, leaving her terrified as she tried to drive off.
Grimsby Crown Court heard Dobson was trying to prevent her from driving away.
Dobson, of Rothwell, near Caistor, admitted dangerous driving on the A180 on July 12, last year.
The former car valeting business owner was jailed for eight months, having admitted the offence. He was also banned from driving for 22 months and ordered to take an extended re-test before he is allowed to drive again.
Sentencing him, Judge John Thackray QC, told Dobson: "Only good fortune averted there being serious injury or damage. This could have been very much worse. You put the lives of your former partner and child at risk. Your child slept through it. It must have been frightening for your former partner."
Prosecuting, Claire Holmes said the couple's relationship ended in December 2018. In July the following year, Dobson took presents for the three-year-old to an address where his ex cared for their daughter.
The mother had arranged to go to Pink Pig farm in Scunthorpe as a birthday treat with her daughter and a friend, reports Grimsby Live.
Miss Holmes said she became suspicious when the Audi A6 with tinted windows appeared following in her rear view mirror. When she got to a roundabout she went all the way around and went back in the same direction from where she had been travelling.
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The Audi A6 started to get close and then pulled alongside.
The prosecutor said the Audi came in front of the her car on the A180 and then braked abruptly, forcing the mother to brake hard. Dobson then sped off but later tried to force the woman's car into the hard shoulder by bumping into the rear of her car. He parked his car diagonally across the path of her car in the hard shoulder, the court was told.
"She became concerned and she reversed the car back to then pull out on the road. He pursued her but she pulled off the road into a garage. She was shaking," said Miss Holmes.
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Reading from her victim impact statement the woman said: "I feel like I can't go anywhere. I feel like he is tormenting me. He drives past our home for no reason at all. I have had to change everything about my life due to his behaviour."
For Dobson, Andrew Bailey said: "A lot of water has gone under the bridge since the offence. At the time the relationship had recently finished and things were not working out. he was disappointed as he thought they would be together for all of their lives."
He said no one was hurt in the incident. Mr Bailey said his client now had a new partner and arrangements over contact with his daughter had since improved.
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