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Police Blotter of the Day: California woman survives 35-mile ride on hood of minivan

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“Carroll got into the family’s minivan around 12:30 a.m. Saturday after he and his wife had an argument at their Manteca home, local police said.

“‘She kind of goes with the van to try to stop him, gets up on the hood and is hanging on to the wiper blade,’ said police spokesman Rex Osborn. ‘She obviously didn’t think he would keep driving.'”

“Carroll sped through Manteca, got on a freeway and didn’t pull over until he reached Pleasanton, about 35 miles away, Osborn said.

“Two witnesses called 911 from the road to report it, Osborn said. One of the callers followed Carroll all the way to Pleasanton and told police his speed reached 100 miles per hour.”

Full story (Associated Press)

Written by Alex

March 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm

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