CANTON, MA – An allegedly drunk man ran over and seriously injured his girlfriend Tuesday night after he reportedly hit her during a violent dispute, according to NBC Boston.
The incident began just before 10:30 p.m., near the I-93 exit on northbound I-95, when the victim—an unidentified 35-year-old woman from New Hampshire—began to fight with her boyfriend while she was driving. The boyfriend, 28-year-old New Hampshire man Vincent Mott, reportedly hit her in the face.
The victim then pulled over into the breakdown lane and the two got out of the vehicle. Mott reportedly got back into the vehicle, put it in reverse, and ran over the woman, then dragged her over 35 feet along the highway.
She was taken to a hospital in Boston for the treatment of severe, but not life-threatening, injuries.
Mott reportedly did not pass a sobriety test that police conducted after noticing the smell of alcohol on his breath. According to him, he and the victim had both been drinking prior to the fight, and that the accident happened when he was attempting to pick up his intoxicated girlfriend.
Mott is facing multiple charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery of a member of the household, second offense of driving while intoxicated, witness intimidation, and violation of a protection order.
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