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Man intentionally crashes SUV into ex-girlfriend’s car at TRAX station



Salt Lake City, Utah — A driver intentionally crashed his SUV into a car driven by a woman near the Trolley TRAX Station is now facing charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault.

Salt Lake City Police Lt. Steve Wooldridge says the 22-year-old woman “broke up with the 21-year-old boyfriend, and she was on 400 South trying to get away from him.”

Wooldridge said the suspect followed the victim in his SUV and deliberately rammed her car.

The incident was reported at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Witnesses report that a man driving an SUV appears to have sped up, and appears to have had the intent to hit a white sedan driven by a female, who was the only person in that vehicle,” Arky said.

“The SUV struck the white sedan, then the SUV spun around, and in the process of spinning around, it came into contact with one of the power poles there at the station, and did some damage to that pole.”

Arky said no one waiting at Trolley Station was injured in the incident although one person came close.

“A few feet to the other direction, and it might have been a different story,” he said.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital to be checked out by medical personnel. He then was booked to Salt Lake County jail and booked on suspicion of domestic violence and aggravated assault, Wooldridge said.

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