Police say woman tried to strike her boyfriend with her car
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
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Patsy Roberston Winston
Patsy Roberston Winston
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Police say a woman arrested on a domestic violence charge attempted to run her boyfriend over with her car at a Samco gas station on U.S. 78 Tuesday morning.

Patsy Roberston Winston, 48, of Wedowee, was arrested on a charge of second-degree domestic violence, a felony, according to a police report.

Anniston police Capt. Allen George said that on Tuesday morning, Winston and her 23-year-old boyfriend got into an argument when they were driving back to Anniston from Georgia on U.S. 78 East.

George said he did not know what the argument was about.

George said that after the victim told Winston he wanted out of the car, she dropped him off at the Samco gas station on the 300 block of U.S. 78 East.

The captain said when Winston refused to let the victim get his belongings out of the back seat of the 2010 Toyota Corolla she was driving, the victim tried to call police using the gas station’s payphone.

According to the captain, as the victim was walking to use the payphone, Winston struck him with her car, knocking the victim to the ground.

A witness told police Winston circled around the parking lot as if to try and hit the victim again.

According to George, the witness pulled the victim out of the way and Winston fled the scene.

The victim suffered from a scratch on his right leg and swelling on his right kneecap and was treated at the scene by Anniston firefighters, George said. Further medical attention was not required, the captain said.

According to George, Winston returned to the gas station as officers talked to witnesses, and officers arrested her there.

Winston was released from the Anniston City Jail on a $10,000 bond Tuesday, according to jail workers and court records that became available today. She is set to appear in Calhoun County District Court on Jan. 16.

Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.

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