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Woman Caught On Video Nearly Running Over Her Boyfriend Arrested For DUI
After a Huntington Beach resident uploaded a video on YouTube that showed her neighbor nearly running over a man with her car, the woman in the video has now been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Laura Cox, 47, was arrested on Monday and is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail, according to the L.A. Times.
In the video, Cox is seen screaming at her half-naked 65-year-old boyfriend, who is sitting on a motorized scooter behind her car. Cox yells out, "Get the fuck goddamn right out of my fucking way." She pushes him over and he falls, and as he struggles to get up, she proceeds to back up her car and run over his scooter. Not only does she smash his scooter, but apparently also his cell phone. He's seen in the video screaming: “You broke my fucking phone! You’re going to jail! I’m calling the police!”
Neighbor Sarah Oliver videotaped this incident on Sunday, uploaded it on YouTube, and titled it, "Neighbors From Hell." She captioned the video: "Common weekly occurrence with this insane neighbor. She throws things, beats her boyfriend, drives into stuff. All time day and night. When she backed up the first time in this video she hit my car." The video has since gone viral, amassing over 1.6 million views as of Tuesday morning.
Cox's boyfriend of 20 years, who did not want to be identified, told NBC Los Angeles that he was trying to block Cox's car because he didn't want her to drive drunk. He also said that it wasn't as bad as it looked in the video and "there was no assault." He doesn't plan on pressing any charges either.
"I felt bad because he gets taken advantage of and she does attack him a lot, you know, and he doesn't deserve it," Oliver told NBC Los Angeles.
Cox is scheduled to appear in court today.
Update 1:15 p.m.: The Orange County District Attorney’s Office said that Cox is being arraigned today for the charge of driving under the influence of meth, according to KTLA. She is being was charged with misdemeanor counts for driving under the influence of drugs with a prior conviction, use and under the influence of a controlled substance, domestic violence battery, and vandalism under $400. Cox could face up to four years in jail for also having a prior conviction for driving under the influence of drugs in 2013.
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