A MAN who grabbed his partner around the neck while she was driving, almost prompting a rollover has been placed on a corrections order.
Nicholas Barry Dunn, 24, previously of Heywood and now Warrnambool, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to recklessly causing injury and breaching an intervention order.
He was placed on a nine-month CCO with conditions he do assessment, treatment and programs as requested.
Dunn and a woman have been in a relationship for 18 months and she has two young children.
In May an intervention order was put in place protecting the woman.
On July 26 they argued about her driving while she was driving.
She stopped and attempted to get out in a turning lane on a double lane highway, but Dunn grabbed her and dragged her back into the car.
She continued driving, but the argument continued and the vehicle was put in park, almost flipping the car.
Dunn grabbed the woman around the neck causing scratches and bruising.
A witness saw the incident unfold and reported the matter to police.
The couple broke up for about a month but have now got back together although that caused disruption to the family unit.
Dunn has undertaken counselling and is booked in to complete a men's behaviour change program.