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Woman Accused of Running Over Man, His Dog During Fight
By Vanessa Miller, Reporter
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A 43-year-old Iowa City woman was arrested over the weekend after authorities said she hit a man and his dog with her car during a fight in rural Iowa City on Friday.
According to a criminal complaint, Renee Lynn Glaspie is accused of punching the man in the face twice and then getting in her vehicle in the driveway in the 700 block of Bay Ridge Drive. She "floored" her car in reverse, according to deputies, running over the man's dog.
The victim ran to the front of her car to try and get her to stop driving "because the dog was under the vehicle," according to the complaint. Deputies said Glaspie then "floored" the vehicle toward her the man, hitting him and knocking him to the ground.
Glaspie is accused of speeding away and leaving the man with a large gash on his elbow, a bump on his head, a limp and hip pain, according to the complaint. He had to receive medical care, including stitches to his elbow, authorities reported.
It's unclear whether the dog survived the collision.
Glaspie is facing a charge of domestic abuse and assault without intent to cause injury, a serious misdemeanor.
She was being held Monday morning in the Johnson County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash-only bond.