Police: Woman struck boyfriend with vehicle

LEWES — A 59-year-old Seaford woman was arrested after she allegedly struck her boyfriend with her vehicle Tuesday night, Delaware State Police said.

Spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident occurred at 6:57 p.m.

Jacquelyn S. Peruchi

Troopers were dispatched to the 35000 block of North Drive, West Bay Park for a report of a domestic dispute. They found a 48-year-old man laying on the ground. He told troopers that his leg had been run over by a vehicle, police said.

Further investigation revealed that the man and his girlfriend, Jacquelyn S. Peruchi, had allegedly engaged in a verbal argument earlier in the evening, police said.

The argument continued when Ms. Peruchi entered her vehicle, put it in reverse and struck the man who was standing outside, police said.

The man was transported to the Beebe Medical Center where he was treated with non-life threatening injuries

Ms. Peruchi was taken into custody and transported to Troop 7 where she was charged with possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, second-degree assault recklessly intentional serious injury, second-degree reckless endangering and disorderly conduct.

She was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 2 in Rehoboth Beach and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $23,001.00 secured bond.


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