Man speeds with wife on hood of minivan?

LOS ANGELES Thu Mar 3, 2011 11:33am EST

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. man high on methamphetamine drove with his wife on the hood of their minivan for more than 40 miles, hitting speeds of 100 mph, according to police.

The woman climbed onto the hood early on Saturday morning, outside the couple's home in Manteca, California, because she wanted to keep her husband from driving off, said the city's police spokesman, Rex Osborn.

But instead of stopping, Christopher Carroll, 36, sped away with his wife clinging to the hood, Osborn said.

Police said they would not identify the woman because she is the victim of domestic violence, but Osborn said she is in her 30s and a mother.

In Pleasanton, the woman rolled off the hood when Carroll slowed down, police said.

Carroll was arrested back at his Manteca home, and charged with attempted murder and domestic violence, Osborn said.

No charges were filed tied to Carroll's methamphetamine use, which the woman described, he said.

"Her big message is this meth has ruined her life, affected her husband's family, his children, just because of poor choices," Osborn said.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Peter Bohan)

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Comments (6)
lostark wrote:
OK. So what minivan can hit “speeds of 100 mph?” Especially with a woman plastered to the hood? I’m just a little skeptical!

Mar 03, 2011 1:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RMRCal wrote:
Moral of the story: Don’t try to keep a meth-head from leaving by jumping on the hood of his car.

Mar 03, 2011 5:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Kaosss wrote:
We have an Odyssey that’s gone 110mph. It’s very doable.
[lostark wrote:
OK. So what minivan can hit “speeds of 100 mph?” Especially with a woman plastered to the hood? I’m just a little skeptical!
Mar 03, 2011 1:07pm]

Mar 04, 2011 10:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
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