Man found guilty of driving his wife and two-year-old son through park, court told

A man who crashed his car through a barrier at a park in the Netherlands and then ploughed into a tree was found guilty on Tuesday of driving the wife and her son through the park.

The court heard how the man, aged in his 30s, hit the tree with his car before driving into the trees at around 6pm on Saturday, October 10.

The court was told he had lost control of his car and was travelling at around 80km/h (50mph).

The court was shown video footage of the crash and Mr Meeuwisse, who was found in his car at the scene, described it as a “horrific” experience.

He told the court that he had to be stopped by police because he was not paying attention to the road.

The man, who had previously pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, was driving a red Volvo and the court heard that he and his wife had been to the park before.

The two-and-a-half-year old son was not injured in the crash, but was taken to hospital with minor injuries, the court was informed.

A judge told the man that his wife, who has no driving licence, was responsible for the crash.

He said he would have to consider the sentencing in the future.

“We will now determine the appropriate sentence for the crime of driving in a dangerous manner,” the judge said.

The defendant will be sentenced on November 23.