‘Red mist’ dad rammed car into busy traf­fic

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A DAD has been jailed for us­ing his 4x4 as a “bat­ter­ing ram” to shove the car of his es­tranged wife and her new lover into a busy lane of on­com­ing traf­fic.

Stephen Baker, 46, who had his son and daugh­ter in the car, also used it to push the lovers’ ve­hi­cle into a fuel pump at a petrol sta­tion.

He ad­mit­ted he “lost it” af­ter fail­ing to save his 26-year mar­riage and tail­gated the cou­ple around Totton, Hants, in “a red mist”.

Uny­ime Davis, de­fend­ing, said Baker had gone through 11 weeks of tur­moil try­ing to save an “ex­tremely happy mar­riage”.

She said he lost it when he felt he was be­ing mocked by the pair.

Fa­ther-of-two Baker was jailed for four months at Southamp­ton Crown Court.

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