A Perthshire restaurateur “used his car as a weapon” during a dispute with his ex-partner.
Lee Cargill, who operates from Pitlochry Golf Club, left the woman with bruises after he nudged her with his vehicle.
Depute fiscal Tina Dickie told Perth Sheriff Court Cargill had gone to the woman’s home after they split up.
She said: “The complainer asked the accused for her keys back and the accused refused.
“He stated to the complainer to move out of his way. The accused got in his car and revved the engine, driving some way towards the complainer.
“She had her hands up to protect herself and screamed as the vehicle hit her arms, knees and legs, causing her to stagger backwards. As a result she had bruising.”
Solicitor Billy Somerville, defending, said Cargill needed his licence to run his business and to visit his two daughters at locations across Scotland.
He added that the offence had not been reported to police until five months after, following a disagreement between the pair.
Cargill, 20, admitted assaulting the woman at an address in Pitlochry by intentionally driving at her, striking her on the body to her injury and closing a door on her on July 30 last year.
He was ordered to carry out 150 hours’ unpaid work, pay the woman £400 in compensation and was placed on a four-month supervision order.