A BENIDORM woman, found guilty of deliberately running over her partner, will go to prison for four-and-a-half years.
Dismissing her claim that she lost control of the vehicle, an Alicante High Court judge said there were no skid marks or signs that she had tried to change direction.
Instead she mounted the 3.5-metre wide pavement and had driven straight at him after a night spent quarrelling.
The woman drove off, parking a few hundred metres away, before returning to her partner realising that he was hurt.
There were two passengers in the car, another couple that she and her partner had spent the evening with.
The woman refused to give evidence, explaining that the accused was her best friend while the other passenger, her partner, left the car shortly before the accident.
He admitted that the accused had said, “That dwarf is going to find out,” adding, “perhaps she just wanted to give him a fright.”
As well as the prison term, the woman must also pay €140,000 which will be covered by her insurance.
It took the victim 291 days to recover from his injury which has left him with life-long after-effects, including a permanently deformed leg.