A mother of six who used her turbo charged 4x4 as a “weapon” and ran it into an autistic cyclist was “out of control,” a judge who jailed her for three years has said.

Natalie Pyne, 31, of Church Road, Worcester Park, had five children in her white Audi Q7 when she tried to run down Simon Edgely, who has autism, in a road rage attack in Kingston on June 7 last year.

The pair had argued moments earlier.

During Pyne’s sentencing at Kingston Crown Court today Judge Susan Tapping said: “I have given considerable consideration to your circumstances. You deliberately used your car as a weapon.

“You were out of control.”

Judge Tapping added it was “good luck” that Pyne did not seriously injure Mr Edgely, both in the original crash and when reversing away.

The car clipped Mr Edgley, who escaped with no major injuries although his bike was severely mangled. The car also ploughed into the Park Salon in Park Road causing more than £25,000 worth of damage.

Reacting to the verdict, Mr Edgely said: “I don’t want a mother of six going to prison, because that’s on my conscience.

“Since the accident I haven’t been able to go out. I’ve managed for a while [to cycle], until I met three motor vehicles at a roundabout and haven’t since. I don’t know if I ever will again.”

During the trial this year Pyne had claimed her 4x4 malfunctioned, causing her to crash into the salon.

Witness PC Peter Traylor had told the jury he could find “no fault” with Pyne’s “very powerful” car.

Pyne, formerly of Mount Pleasant Road, New Malden, was found guilty of attempted grievous bodily harm following the trial in October.

During the sentencing hearing prosecutor Nicholas Cooper recounted a witness who had described Mr Edgely mounting a curb away from the car, before it drove towards him and “carried him into a shop window” by the bonnet.

The court also heard Pyne had previous driving-related convictions.

In March 2009 she was convicted of dangerous driving for drunkenly driving at more than 70mph on the wrong side of the road in the January of that year. She was disqualified from driving for 12 months and given a suspended sentence at the time, the court heard.

Defence counsel Lisa Bald called for a “justifiable act of mercy” and described the case as a “flash of anger that happened in seconds”.

She added: “She is not a woman prone to aggressive outbursts, she is not that type of person and this wasn’t an act of violence.”

Pyne was also banned from driving for four years.