Woman ran down teens after one threw milkshake at her car
Catherine Sutherland deliberately drove at the children at a McDonald's restaurant in Dundee.
A Dundee woman deliberately knocked down three teenagers outside McDonald's after one of them threw a milkshake at her car.
Catherine Sutherland drove to the restaurant on Reform Street in Dundee City Centre after receiving a call telling her a young family member had been arguing with the group on December 4 last year.
The 35-year-old confronted the teenagers who then targeted her car by spitting on it and throwing a milkshake at her.
Sutherland then backed the vehicle up and mounted the pavement before driving towards four of the children, injuring one 13-year-old boy and two girls aged 15 and 13.
The three victims were thrown back across the pavement on impact.
Emergency services were called to the scene and the two girls were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard that the boy was seen holding his leg and hobbling towards a doorway.
Sutherland pleaded guilty on indictment to a charge of assault to injury at her trial on Wednesday.
Her defence solicitor Doug McConnell claimed that Sutherland's young family member was being bullied by the group who then tried to provoke her through a "torrent of abuse".
He said: "It is no excuse but something just snapped.
"This is completely out of character and is something that has had a significant effect on her."
Sutherland was released on bail with sentencing deferred until later this month for social work background reports.