US woman runs down husband for not voting

Published: 14 November, 2012 11:01 IST | Agencies |

An Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of Democratic US President Barack Obama, ran down her husband with the family car in suburban Phoenix because he failed to vote in the election, police said on Monday

Holly Solomon (28) was arrested after running over husband Daniel Solomon following a wild chase that left him pinned underneath the vehicle.

Daniel Solomon (36) was in critical condition at a local hospital but is expected to survive, Gilbert police spokesman Sgt Jesse Sanger said.

Police said Daniel Solomon told them his wife became angry over his “lack of voter participation” in last Tuesday’s presidential election and believed her family would face hardship as a result of Obama winning another term.

Witnesses reported the argument broke out in a parking lot and escalated. Holly then chased her husband around the lot with the car, yelling at him as he tried to hide behind a light pole, police said.

He was struck after attempting to flee to a nearby street.

Holly Solomon told police that she was trying to scare her husband by stopping the vehicle close to him but she accidentally stepped on the accelerator and struck him.

Daniel Solomon remained in critical condition on Monday.

She was booked on an aggravated assault count.

Police said the 28-year-old, who did not test positive for drugs or alcohol.

“I just think it’s completely silly that a marriage can get broken up by something political,” said neighbour Ted Sowards. “Families should be able to stay stronger than what’s going on in the government right now.”

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