Woman accused of running over husband for not voting pleads not guilty

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Holly Solomon pleads not guilty By Catherine Holland Holly Solomon pleads not guilty By Catherine Holland
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GILBERT, AZ -- A Valley woman accused of running over her husband because he didn’t vote, has pleaded not guilty.

The incident reportedly started with an argument between 28 year old Holly Solomon and her 36-year-old husband, Daniel, in a Gilbert parking lot earlier this month.

Police say Holly was angry with Daniel, because he didn’t vote in the recent presidential election.

“Holly believed her family was going to face hardship as a result of President Obama’s re-election," said Sgt. Jesse Sanger of the Gilbert Police Department.

Witnesses told investigators they heard quite a bit of yelling before seeing Holly get into an SUV, and start chasing her husband through the parking lot.

"Daniel took refuge behind a light pole," Sanger said. "Witnesses reported that Holly drove around the pole numerous times while continuing to yell at him.”

Daniel then reportedly made a run for Gilbert Road, with Holly right behind him.

"Holly eventually struck Daniel with the vehicle and he was pinned beneath the underside of the vehicle and a curb," Sanger said.

Daniel was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center in critical condition.

Holly was arrested and booked on charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault.  When officers asked her why she did it, she reportedly told them that she only wanted to scare him.

Officers said they didn't believe she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.

Solomon’s next court date is set for January 11th.