A Newcastle mother will spend more than two years behind bars after a shocking road rage incident which almost killed her ex-boyfriend and caused multiple collisions.

On Saturday, the Newcastle Local Court sentenced Kristianne Bycroft to two years and four months in jail for her actions.

The 29-year-old mother was trying to chase down a former boyfriend who owed her money when she said she was overcome with rage.

Watch the road rage incident in the video player below.

Multiple videos taken by bystanders, which were played to the court and went viral around the world, shows Bycroft ramming into cars in November last year.

Bycroft had a fight with her 55-year-old partner in a KFC carpark on November 13.

She then followed the man in her ute, hitting his car several times before hitting another car at a busy intersection.

Her ex-partner leapt out of his Barina moments before she slammed into it multiple times.

She rammed into the car multiple times.
She rammed into the car multiple times. Credit: 7NEWS
She hit other cars once she ventured onto the intersection, damaging four in total.
She hit other cars once she ventured onto the intersection, damaging four in total. Credit: 7NEWS

Witnesses couldn’t stop the 29-year-old as she chased down her partner over $300.

The court heard the young mum’s three-minute rampage put a significant number of lives at risk.

Four cars were damaged and her former partner narrowly escaped death, suffering only minor injuries.

Bystanders tried to stop her.
Bystanders tried to stop her. Credit: 7NEWS
Bycroft was a young mum.
Bycroft was a young mum. Credit: 7NEWS

On Saturday, magistrate Janine Lacy dubbed Bycroft’s actions as “dangerous and despicable”.

Bycroft’s lawyer told the court the young mum had suffered years of abuse in a toxic relationship with a man who squandered her inheritance.

The court heard the $300 that was owed to her was all the money she had left and this is what tipped her “over the edge”.

Bycroft said she felt “utter shame” and “regret” and is humiliated by her actions.

Bycroft is regretful of what happened.
Bycroft is regretful of what happened. Credit: 7NEWS

With time already served, she could walk free by March next year.

She is banned from driving for three years.

Bycroft was sentenced to two years and three months with a non-parole period of 18-months

Disturbing footage shows Newcastle mother Kristianne Bycroft ploughing down cars in road rage incident as she chases ex-boyfriend for $300 owed
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