Woman charged af­ter car hits part­ner

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

A WOMAN ran her part­ner down with her car out­side their home south­west of Bris­bane on Satur­day night, it is al­leged.

The man, 34, was stand­ing in the drive­way of the Saigon Place home in Inala when the woman al­legedly hit him with her car about 11.20pm, po­lice said yesterday.

The man, who is be­lieved to be in a re­la­tion­ship with the woman, was taken to the Princess Alexan­dra Hos­pi­tal with leg in­juries.

The 31-year-old woman has been charged with at­tempted mur­der, dan­ger­ous op­er­a­tion of a ve­hi­cle and wil­ful dam­age. She is due to ap­pear in Rich­lands Mag­is­trates Court to­mor­row.

Po­lice con­firmed the pair were known to each other. How­ever, it is un­clear whether there were any do­mes­tic vi­o­lence or­ders in place.

Do­mes­tic vi­o­lence is­sues have been thrust into the spotlight fol­low­ing the shock­ing deaths of two women on the Gold Coast al­legedly at the hands of for­mer part­ners.

A six-year-old girl was also al­legedly killed by her fa­ther in north­side Bris­bane as she lay in her bed.

Po­lice fig­ures re­veal there were 16,654 breaches of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence or­ders in 2014-15, an in­crease of 14 per cent from the pre­vi­ous year.

Bureau of Sta­tis­tics data shows 33 per cent of vic­tims of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence were men.

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