A man who crashed his car through a fence and into a garden and left two women suffering knife injuries in Ramsgate has been jailed.
Kevin Jones, 29, of Ramsgate, was charged with a catalogue of offences following the incident in Roman Road on December 27.
He was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on May 9 to a total of 40 months, made up of:
18 months – unlawful wounding
18 months (consecutive) – unlawful wounding
5 months (concurrent) – dangerous driving
3 months (concurrent) – assault by beating
4 months (consecutive) – assault by beating
He was also disqualified from driving for 44 months and will need to take an extended re-test.
Three other charges of having an offensive weapon, aggravated vehicle taking and controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship were dropped after the CPS offered no evidence.
The court heard how Jones had consumed drugs and alcohol on Tuesday evening and then lashed out at two women with a kitchen knife during the early hours of Wednesday. As a result they both suffered cuts to their arms, which had to be treated by paramedics.
Jones then left the house and took a car without permission.
He drove the vehicle around the area of Newington Road where he mounted the pavement, narrowly missing two pedestrians. He then damaged a fence and a tree before reversing the car three times into the wall of a house.
A neighbour tried to restrain Jones but was kicked and suffered bruises to his hands and chest. He then got knocked down by the car Jones was driving when it lurched forward.
A paramedic arrived at the scene and also attempted to stop Jones but was punched in the face. Kent Police officers arrived and he was arrested.
Investigating officer PC Benjamin Clacy said: “Jones has shown he is an aggressive and temperamental individual who put many lives at risk during his rampage.
“‘He could have caused serious injuries to several people who were in the house he collided with. He even attacked a paramedic who was trying to prevent further harm. I hope this sentence reassures the public that we will not tolerate such acts of violence and will do everything within our power to ensure incidents like this are fully investigated and that the perpetrators are convicted.’”