Police: Woman runs over husband after office party clash


Police said an argument at an office party escalated and a woman ran over her husband.

SEATTLE - Seattle police said a woman ran over her husband and fled the scene after an argument at a holiday party in Queen Anne.

At 11:09 p.m. on Friday, the couple attended an office holiday party but decided to leave after they began arguing.

At their car, which had been parked at a nearby parking lot in the 2000 block of 15th Avenue West, the argument became heated and the husband decided to get out of the car and walk away.

He then noticed that his wife was maneuvering their black 2004 Mitsubishi Galant toward him, so he went behind a small tree at the edge of the parking lot, police said.

Investigators said his wife drove over the tree, struck him with the car and ran him over.  She then sped off down the road.

A state trooper, who happened to be in the area, saw the woman driving recklessly and stopped her car.

 Seattle police officers responded to the trooper’s location about two blocks away and placed the woman under arrest.

Fire department medics evaluated and treated the 34-year-old victim. He was then transported to Harborview Medical Center with facial, wrist, and leg injuries, all of which were considered non-life-threatening.

The 24-year-old woman was booked into the King County Jail on felony domestic violence assault charges.

Additional charges may be pending based on further investigation.