Man ac­cused of try­ing to kill woman by crash­ing pas­sen­ger side of ve­hi­cle

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

WIN­NIPEG — A Win­nipeg man is ac­cused of try­ing to kill his com­mon-law wife by forc­ing her into his car and crash­ing the pas­sen­ger side into a semi-trailer. Po­lice say the couple were ar­gu­ing out­side a night­club at about 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day when the 31-year-old man al­legedly forced the 21-year-old woman into a car and drove off. Po­lice al­lege he as­saulted and threat­ened her re­peat­edly while he drove, and then in­ten­tion­ally guided her side of the ve­hi­cle into a parked trailer. He ran from the wreck, po­lice al­lege, while she was trapped. Emer­gency work­ers freed the woman with ex­trac­tion equip­ment and po­lice say she’s in stable con­di­tion. Christopher Ruther­ford, 31, was later ar­rested and faces charges that in­clude at­tempted mur­der, kid­nap­ping and sev­eral charges of fail­ing to com­ply with a re­cog­ni­zance. “There’s no ques­tion, some un­usual and pretty scary cir­cum­stances here,’’ Const. Ja­son Michalyshen said on Sun­day.

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