abused woman jumps out of car with child, spouse convicted
The man was sentenced this week to eighteen months in prison, including ten suspended and an obligation of care.
During the trial, the young woman named having “been really scared”. His lawyer, he described the victim and his child as “miraculous”. Last weekend, she had no other choice but to jump out of a moving car, with her child in her arms, to escape her abusive partner, reports The voice of the North.
After a drunken evening with the family, the couple decides to go home by car. But the man who has had five glasses of whiskey and has a blood alcohol level of 0.82 mg of alcohol per liter of exhaled air (well above the legal limit of 0.25 mg of alcohol per liter of exhaled air), refuse to drive, according to the story of our colleagues. Forced by his wife, he finally accepts, but on the road, he multiplies the boardings.
Seven months pregnant
Arriving at a stop sign, the woman decides to get out of the vehicle with her two-year-old son. But that’s when the man will fly into a mad rage. Exasperated by his wife’s decision, he hits her and reinstalls her – with the child – by force in the back of the vehicle.
He then decides to take the A16 motorway in the opposite direction. After having succeeded in slowing down the vehicle, the woman, who is seven months pregnant, decides to jump out of the vehicle which is still in motion with her son in her arms. The man, still using violence, tries to get his companion back in the vehicle, in vain, explain our colleagues.
Sentenced to 18 months in prison
She manages to take refuge behind the safety railings where she is rescued by a vehicle which has stopped. Transferred to the Calais emergency room, the woman came out with an ITT (total incapacity for work) of ten days.
In front of the judges, his companion explained that he did not understand how he got there. “I am not violent with anyone,” he assured. Words that did not convince the court of Saint-Omer which sentenced him to eighteen months in prison, ten of which were suspended and an obligation of care.
3919: the telephone number for women victims of violence
The “3919”, “Violence Femmes Info”, is the national reference number for women victims of violence (conjugal, sexual, psychological, forced marriages, sexual mutilation, harassment…). It’s free and anonymous. It offers listening, informs and directs towards support and support systems. This number is managed by the National Women’s Solidarity Federation (FNSF).