A DRINK driver ran over a woman whose car he hit before he was nearly involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle.

Shaun Bayliss, 25, was caught more than three times the limit when he was arrested after his “appalling” actions in Caerphilly.

He was trying to perform a three-point turn in New Tredegar in his Vauxhall Corsa whilst on his mobile phone when he struck another vehicle.

It was a courtesy car being used by Elizabeth Walters and she witnessed Bayliss driving into it.

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The bump caused it to move to the side and left it with scratches and dents before she went out of her house into the street to confront him.

Julia Cox, prosecuting, said: “The defendant’s eyes were glazed and he appeared unsteady on his feet.

“He was described as being like an old man who had just walked out of a pub after having drank 10 pints.

“Miss Walters stood in front of his car to try and stop him driving away.

“The defendant shouted at her, ‘Get out of the way or I will run you over'.

“He began edging towards her and he hit her in the hip and groin area and she ended up falling on the bonnet.

“The defendant drove off and was almost in a head-on collision with another driver, Diane Watkins.”

The dashcam footage from her car was played to the court showing how close they had come to crashing on the A4049 towards Aberbargoed.

Miss Cox said when Bayliss was arrested he was more than three times the limit in his first breathalyser test.

When he was at the police station, his reading was 84 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath which was the amount he pleaded guilty to.

The legal limit is 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Bayliss, 25, Heol Rees, Hengoed, also admitted dangerous driving with the offences taking place on March 22.

He was a man of previous good character with no convictions recorded against him.

Cardiff Crown Court heard how the defendant suffers from a serious medical condition.

Christopher Evans, mitigating, said: “He was using alcohol as a coping mechanism. He no longer drinks.”

The judge, Recorder Greg Bull QC, told Bayliss: “You edged your car towards Miss Walters and she stumbled to the floor.

“You then drove off and were nearly involved in a head-on collision with another car.

“Quite how you avoided death, goodness knows.”

Bayliss was jailed for eight months, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to complete a 10-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

He was banned from driving for three years and ordered to pay £420 costs and a £156 surcharge.