A woman from Illinois has been charged with aggravated domestic battery after she reportedly burned the skin from her boyfriend’s testicles by running over him in a car.
Christine A. Meyers from Tinley Park, a suburb of Chicago, allegedly began to argue with her boyfriend after picking him up from a bar on Friday night. As they arrived at the house they share on South Ridgeland Avenue, her beau got out of the car, walked in front of it, and then lay across the ground on their driveway.
The 23-year-old Meyers then responded by driving over him. Court records have noted how Meyers caused severe flares on his chest and back; plus he also suffered burns that tore the skin from his testicles. The latter will require surgery to properly repair. The cause of the argument has not been disclosed.
Tom Ost, Meyers’ attorney, asked the presiding judge, Adam Bourgeois Jr., to set bail at $6,000, which would mean that she only needed to post $600 to leave.
However, Bourgeois responded to the request by stating, “Are you serious? You’re asking me to set a bond of $600 for driving over somebody? That is the charge.”
He then set bail at $100,000 before adding, “People argue every day, and they don’t resort to violence.” Meyers’ attorney then added that the boyfriend is now out of hospital and has moved back in with his mother. Meyers has been arrested for previous driving offences in the past.
She is due back in court on Tuesday morning at 9 am.