Central Valley Woman Survives Wild Ride On Minivan Hood

MANTECA (CBS 5) – A Manteca man is accused of attempted murder after authorities say he drove his minivan with his wife on the hood for more than 40 miles.

According to police, Christopher Carroll and his wife were arguing Friday night at the couple’s home. Carroll’s wife tried to stop him from driving away by climbing onto the van. But she was forced to hold onto the van’s windshield wipers and mirror as he drove off.

Witnesses told police Carroll drove recklessly from Manteca, through the Altamont Pass, into Pleasanton, at times driving at more than 100 miles per hour.

According to his wife, Carroll was on methamphetamine at the time.

The woman was able to let go when the van exited Interstate 580 at Santa Rita Road. She was hospitalized for hypothermia and severe scratches to her face.

Police found Carroll at the couple’s home and arrested him without incident.

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One Comment

  1. crack says:

    She’s lucky but she should have known better than to try to stop someone on meth.

  2. Biker says:

    It would of never happened if she didn’t jump on the hood.

    1. wow_Really says:

      of course you wanna blame her…

  3. Dawg says:

    The CHP must have been on a coffee break, how else can a person drive from Manteca to Pleasanton at 100 mph without being stopped by the cops?

  4. Ida says:

    I may have tried to stop him from leaving the house….but….once he got in the car…he’s on his own….God was on her side. Who needs a man on meth in your life……

  5. William Mosely says:

    Let this be a word to the wise post, if you’re going to argue with your wife, best not to try and drive away if she wants to inspect the hood of your van…

  6. Randy says:

    she is very lucky god gave her second birth

  7. David Swagerty says:

    What, did she think she was Mrs. Fackler from ‘Police Academy’ ..? –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVnKLrcmgkM

  8. JASON LONGBRAKE says:

    THIS MAN STABBED ME IN THE FACE ON NOVEMBER 21ST OF 2008 IN A REHAB PROGRAM KNOWN AS C.U.R.A. LOCATED IN FREMONT CALIFORNIA. HE CAME INTO THE PROGRAM AND YOU COULD TELL HE WAS DISTURBED. WHEN WE BOTH WENT INTO THE KITCHEN TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT, HE GOT A BUTTER KNIFE AND LUNGED AT ME FOR NO APPEARANT REASON AT ALL. I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THE GUY. HE HAD BEEN DETOXING FROM METH WHEN HE CAME INTO THE PROGRAM. AFTER THE SCUFFLE, HE WENT INTO THE OFFICE AND WAITED FOR THE POLICE TO COME. HE STATED IN THE POLICE REPORT THAT HE SAW EVIL IN MY EYES, AND THAT I WAS SURROUNDED BY AN EVIL PRESENCE. HE ONLY GOT NINE MONTHS IN THE COUNTY JAIL FOR WHAT HE DID TO ME. HE ONLY SERVED SIX ACTUAL MONTHS OF THAT. I’M GLAD HE’LL BE GOING AWAY FOR A LONG TIME NOW (HOPEFULLY), BUT I’M SADDENED THAT HE HAD TO ALMOST KILL SOMEONE FIRST….

  9. Buddtnder559 says:

    Love , isn’t I GREAT ??!

  10. JBlevins says:

    He must be illegal. Stop his welfare checks and deport the drug addict.

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