By Ron Jones

MANTECA, Calif. (CBS13) — A woman was able to hold on to a vehicle’s hood for dear life for more than 40 miles when her husband allegedly floored the accelerator after a domestic argument, authorities said.

The Manteca Police Department said 36-year-old Christopher Michael Carroll attacked his wife shortly after midnight on February 26 and stormed out of the house, getting into the family minivan and pulling out of the driveway.

His wife, who asked not to be identified, chased him outside and stood in front of the vehicle in an attempt to block him.

“She jumped on the hood, and that’s when her adventure started,” said Manteca police spokesman Rex Osborn.

Carroll allegedly stepped on the gas and sped through the streets of Manteca until he reached Interstate 205, authorities said. His wife clung to the minivan’s windshield wiper and side mirror as the vehicle accelerated to more than 100 MPH.

Carroll allegedly didn’t slow down until he reached Pleasanton, more than 40 miles away, according to witness reports to police

“There’s a purpose that I’m still alive, because it was a miracle,” the victim said.

The woman was able to roll off the hood safely when Carroll finally pulled over, and due to the 45 degree temperatures and high speeds, she was suffering from hypothermia when emergency crews found her.

Carroll is in custody in the San Joaquin County Jail. He has been charged with attempted murder.

Comments (224)
  1. woonsocket says:

    OOOOOOOOO….butt rape

  2. googoogaga says:

    I commuted on this road (HWY 580) for some years. A section of it is called “Altamont Pass”. Very congested with fast moving traffic, section of it has 5 lanes, one direction. Very windy, the pass is actually a wind farm, wind turbines on both sides of the freeway. at the top is 1,000 ft elevation, not unusual to see ice and snow during winter. Very picturesque until you get to the top and look down the ravine where there are rusted trailers that have been swept off the road by high winds. Coming down from the top is probably a 5% grade. You can freewheel at about 80 MPH. I would have no problem believing that this woman has a guardian angel. Here is wikipedia link to Altamont Pass:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamont_Pass

  3. guccimama1 says:

    Creative way to beat the power commute or qualify for the car pool lane…Ready, steady, check this out!

  4. greyghost says:

    I wonder if its attempted murder if he tries to stop his wife from leaving the house and the same thing happened only with her driving. Men need to wake up and see the reality of what is happening to you.

    1. angelicthus says:

      What is happening? Men being barred from nearly killing people is not a new development, and men being barred from drug use also not new. Get a grip on your suspicious nature before you are shooting at women in a clock tower.

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