A Missouri woman has been arrested after she drove for more than 7 miles with her husband clinging to the hood of her car. Stephanie Boyd, 38, and her husband had “got into a verbal argument that turned physical” at their home in St. Louis on Thursday, September 28, an arrest report obtained by The Smoking Gun revealed. However, things soon got a whole lot more dangerous.
- Stephanie Boyd tried to leave the property. At one point during the argument, she got into her car to leave “while the victim was on the hood of the vehicle.” Authorities say he didn’t think she would actually drive away while he was on the car. He was wrong.
- Boyd drove away “with victim still on the hood of the vehicle,” the Berkeley Police Department reveal. And she wasn’t going slow, either. In fact, police say she was driving “recklessly at different speeds,” traveling nearly 5 miles on Interstate 70 before heading onto local roads, one of which was an active construction zone.
- Police began chasing her to get her to pull over. However, she continued to drive for another half a mile with police hot on her trail before she finally decided to end the chase. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she was arrested and taken into custody.
- Boyd has been charged with domestic assault. Authorities have accused her of “attempting to cause serious physical injury” to her husband. She was also charged with resisting arrest, given that she continued to drive recklessly with her husband on the hood of the car to escape police. A judge put a $100,000 bond in place, claiming that Stephanie Boyd is “a danger to the crime victim, the community, or another person.”
- Sadly, this isn’t Boyd’s first brush with the law. She has active warrants elsewhere in Missouri and “previous arrests for domestic assault.”