Wisbech, UK – Johnathan Leuty, 34, of Malt Drive, South Brink, in Wisbech, was arrested on October 30 last year after he called police to admit what he had just done.
Police received a call at just after 11.30pm from Leuty saying he had gone to Rose Fair Close in Wisbech to visit his girlfriend, but her ex-husband was there and was blocking the doorway,
preventing him from entering the flat.Leuty called police again and said that while waiting for officers to arrive, he was provoked by the victim and had “snapped” before running him over with his car.
Leuty made his way to Wisbech Police Station where he was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving while under the influence of alcohol and attempted murder.In police interview, Leuty stated that when he drove towards the victim the first time, he expected him to move out of the way. He told police he hadn’t wanted to kill him, but had wanted to cause him some harm. He told police he knew that by driving at someone it was likely to cause serious injury.
CCTV footage showed Leuty reversing his car and then driving towards the victim, causing him to roll across the bonnet.
He then turned his car round and drove over the victim, dragging him along the road under the car for a short distance, before stopping and reversing which released the victim from under the car.The 30-year-old victim then hobbled across the road and dashed between parked cars just before Leuty rammed them.
Leuty appeared before Norwich Crown Court today where he was sentenced to four years in prison for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and one year in prison for dangerous driving. The sentences will run concurrently.