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The man contested the charge of being drunk in charge of a vehicle at this week’s hearing.
The mother-of-three, who has a record for theft, has been warned that she runs the risk of going to jail if she steals again.
The man was disqualified from driving for a total of 12 months, until retested, and fined a total of £285.
McDowell was sentenced to five months in prison, suspended for two years.
He was given leave to appeal the judge’s decision in the High Court
The alleged victim declined to have her injuries photographed, but they were recorded by police body cameras.
She was charged with attempted theft, going equipped for theft and criminal damage.
The court was told that the driver had “come flying around the corner.”
The driver was charged with having no driving licence, no insurance and having a defective tyre.