Woman accused of hitting husband with car for not voting

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by Crystal Cruz

azfamily.com

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 13 at 5:23 PM

GILBERT, Ariz -- A pregnant Gilbert woman is facing domestic assault charges, accused of running over her husband because he didn’t vote in last week’s election.

Several witnesses called the Gilbert Police Department Saturday, to report a disturbing sight in the parking lot of a restaurant.

Police said Holly Solomon’s husband, Daniel, tried hiding from his wife behind a light pole to save his life.

"Witnesses reported that she circled the light pole several times, attempting to get close to him in the vehicle while she continued to yell at him," said Sgt. Jesse Sanger. "At some point he left the light pole and tried running away from the incident. At that point she did strike him with the vehicle pinning him underneath."

According to the police report, Solomon's husband told investigators his wife hates President Barack Obama, blaming the president for her family problems.

When the husband told his wife he didn't participate in the election, that's when police said things got ugly.

The woman told police her husband gave her a dirty look during their argument, and then she admitted getting mad and chasing Daniel around the light pole in their car.

"She was upset. She is stating that it was an accident. She meant to scare him, get close to him but not run him over. She accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake according to her," said Sgt. Sanger

She told investigators her parents would have to move to New Mexico because her husband did not vote.

She said her parents were going to help raise their unborn child.

Daniel was rushed to a hospital in Scottsdale.

He is recovering from a fractured pelvis and a tear in his bowels. He is expected to survive.

A judge set a secured-appearance bond for Holly at $50,000 and scheduled a status conference for Nov. 16, followed by a preliminary hearing on Nov. 20.

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