A Tinley Park woman accused of running over her boyfriend with a car after she drove him home from a bar Friday will need to post $10,000 to leave jail.
Christine A. Meyers, 23, picked up her boyfriend from a bar on Friday and began arguing with him, prosecutors said Sunday in Cook County Bond Court. When the couple arrived at the house they share in the 17700 block of South Ridgeland Avenue in Tinley Park, the boyfriend got out of the car and sprawled out on the ground in front of the vehicle. Then, prosecutors say, Meyers drove over him.
Meyers faces an aggravated domestic battery charge after her boyfriend suffered severe burns on his chest and back. The man also suffered burns that tore the skin off his testicles, an injury that required surgery, prosecutors said.
Attorney Tom Ost asked Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. to set Meyers’ bail at $6,000, meaning she would need to post $600 to leave jail.
“Are you serious?” Bourgeois retorted. “You’re asking me to set a bond of $600 for driving over somebody? That is the charge.”
Then the judge set bail at $100,000.
“People argue every day, and they don’t resort to violence,” Bourgeois said.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times