Jilted husband drove car at wife during row

Livingston Sheriff Court

Livingston Sheriff Court

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A JILTED husband who drove a car at his wife during a furious row has been jailed for six months.

Sheriff Susan Craig told Alexander McCormack, from Livingston, that he was lucky his wife had jumped out of the path of the vehicle or she would have been hurt.

The sheriff said Victoria McCormack had become so “hysterical and upset” during the incident that a neighbour had come to see what was happening.

Alexander McCormack, 35, was earlier found guilty after trial at Livingston Sheriff Court of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner, repeatedly banging on a locked door at their home and forcing it open causing damage and putting his wife in a state of fear and alarm.

He was also found guilty of assaulting Mrs McCormack while she was holding an eight-month old boy, and culpably and recklessly driving his Peugeot 306 at her during the furious row on May 20 this year.

Stuart Peebles, defending, stressed that McCormack had no previous convictions but recognised that he had “issues”.