Woman fined for being drunk while trying to run down ex

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Tony Blais, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:45 AM ET

EDMONTON -- An city woman who tried to run over her ex-husband while impaired, rammed his vehicle and drove into the front door of his shop was fined $3,150 on Wednesday.

Vanessa Renee Whiteman, 38, was also banned from driving for one year after earlier pleading guilty to charges of assault with a weapon, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and impaired driving.

"Using your vehicle to try to hit your husband was incredibly dangerous," Judge Susan Richardson said. "This was a concerted effort over a period of time to cause harm to him."

Richardson rejected the Crown's call for a four-to-six-month jail term after hearing Whiteman - a mother of five and grandmother of two - has three children at home and has since taken counselling for substance abuse, anger management and continues to see a psychiatrist.


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