AN angry woman drove through Cross Hands with a man desperately clinging to the bonnet of her car.

Jonathan Morgan let go and rolled off only because he feared Deborah Ellson was about to turn onto the A48 and pick up speed.

Mr Morgan fell onto the roundabout in the centre of the village and suffered cuts and bruises.

Ellson, 42, denied dangerous driving but was convicted following a trial at Swansea crown court.

The jury heard how Mr Morgan and his partner Bianca Roberts had visited a McDonalds restaurant on the trading estate on the edge of the village.

They returned to his BMW to find that Ellson had parked her Peugeot so close to his vehicle he couldn’t get in through the driver’s side door.

Mr Morgan complained and Ellson “gave me the middle finger with a smug look on her face.”

He made a similar gesture and said Ellson responded by grabbing his finger and hitting him in the face.

Mr Morgan said he asked Miss Roberts to telephone the police but before she could act Ellson accelerated forwards and lifted him onto the bonnet.

Mr Morgan clung to the windscreen wipers as Ellson drove round two roundabouts and approached the exit for the A48 dual carriageway.

He said she had been driving too fast for him to get off but he now worried that she would go even faster and felt he had no choice but to let go and take the consequences.

“There was traffic coming in the opposite direction and I was afraid of being run over,” he said. “But in the end I had no choice but to let go and slide off.”

Ellson, of Pontarddulais Road, Cross Hands, claimed Mr Morgan had deliberately jumped on the bonnet and refused to get off.

She said she drove at little more than walking speed hoping he would climb off.

Ellson was cleared of a charge of battery.

She will be sentenced on January 17 and was granted bail until then.