A DISQUALIFIED driver got behind the wheel while “in shock” after seeing her pet dog get run over by a car.
Suzanna Willett of Cheveley Park, Grantham, admitted driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and obstructing a constables after being stopped by police on September 29.
Mr Williams, defending, said: “Late at night she let the dog out only for it to run into the road.
“The dog was not just run over, it was killed. It was a bad incident.
“Her son witnessed the accident and was hysterical. She too was hysterical.
“She got into the car and drove away because she had to be away from the scene.”
Willett, 38, was spotted by police after stopping shortly after the accident to visit a shop.
When asked for her details by the police she provided the officers with a false name.
Mr Williams told the court Willett panicked when confronted by the police, having recently been banned from driving.
Mr Williams added: “It was a case of having severe shock after witnessing a horrific scene.”
Magistrates adjourned the case for reports but told Willett she is likely to receive a medium community penalty.
Willett must return to Grantham Magistrates’ Court on December 12 for sentencing.