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Charges Pile Up After Man Rams Wife's Car

Charges Pile Up After Man Rams Wife's Car



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A West Jordan man is facing multiple criminal charges after using his car to ram his wife's vehicle while police were trying to question him.

Court documents filed yesterday say the couple was in separate vehicles at Valley Fair Mall when the woman pulled up next to a police officer and said she was afraid of her husband.

An officer tried to question the 39-year-old man, but hit the gas pedal of his truck and rammed his wife's car. He also tried to ram a police car, but the officer avoided being hit.

The wife fled in car, but was struck four more times before police cornered the husband in a cul-de-sac.

During his arrest, the man bit an officer and threatened to kill his wife. Police finally used a Taser to subdue him.

Prosecutors charged the man with multiple felonies and misdemeanors, including aggravated assault, domestic violence in the presence of a child and reckless endangerment.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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