Crime

Police: Woman crashes into tree with boyfriend on hood of vehicle

Christie Dawn Gilbert
Christie Dawn Gilbert

Christie Dawn Gilbert said she got into an argument with her boyfriend Sunday afternoon before crashing into a tree on Joy Road with him on the hood of the vehicle, Columbus police said in an arrest report released Tuesday morning.

Gilbert, who was apprehended on the scene, didn’t suffer any injuries in the 4:44 p.m. collision.

Her boyfriend, who told officers he couldn’t recall the incident, sustained a mild concussion, several lacerations to his arms, broken teeth and a small chin fracture. He is in satisfactory condition at Midtown Medical Center, Columbus Regional spokeswoman Jessica Word confirmed.

Officials said they were called to the scene in the 900 block of Joy Road after someone reported that a man was struck with a vehicle. Upon arrival, they spoke with Gilbert.

She told police that she got into an argument with her boyfriend outside of his residence. She said he took her phone and she tried to get it back several times but couldn’t, according to the report.

Gilbert said she tried to leave the residence, but he jumped on the hood of her vehicle. She then lost control of the vehicle and it struck a tree, causing extensive damage to the automobile, according to her statement to detectives.

After speaking with witnesses, police charged Gilbert with aggravated assault, reckless driving, switching or removing a tag and no state tag. She is held in the Muscogee County Jail.

Her preliminary hearing was originally scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in Columbus Recorder’s Court, but it was postponed until 2 p.m. June 21 because the victim remains hospitalized.

Sarah Robinson: 706-571-8622, @sarahR_92

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