Grantham court: Child injured by broken glass in drink-drive row

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Children were hit by glass when a man smashed his girlfriend’s car window.

Lee Gray, of Uplands Drive, Grantham, admitted criminal damage after getting into an argument with his then girlfriend and breaking the car window.

Paul Wood, prosecuting, said: “As a result of the argument at home she got into the vehicle parked outside the address with the children. He came to the side of the car and smashed the window.

“Some glass came inside the vehicle as a result and one piece of glass caused a very small cut to a child in the vehicle.

“He said he did not mean to smash the window but did so recklessly and caused a small injury to the child.”

Rory Macmillan, defending, said the damage happened because Gray believed his girlfriend had drunk too much alcohol and should not be driving.

He said: “In his view she had too much to drink. He banged on the window and it went through.

“Throughout he had no intention to break the glass whatsoever.”

Mr Macmillan said Gray has since paid for the window to be replaced. Gray, 30, was given a 12-month conditional discharge. He must pay costs of £85 and a £15 surcharge.