Deputies: NM woman attacked boyfriend with boot, tire iron, door molding during drive

Published August 07, 2013

| Associated Press

A New Mexico woman faces charges after authorities say she attacked her boyfriend with a boot, a tire iron, a screw driver and door molding while he was driving.

Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office say the bizarre attack occurred Monday as the 23-year-old victim drove and 32-year-old Berenice Gallegos-Martinez's three children sat in the car.

According to a deputy's report, the man says Gallegos-Martinez hit him with a boot during an argument and also tried to strike him with a tire iron.

Deputies say the Hatch woman stabbed the man with a screwdriver before ripping a piece of molding from the rear car door, which she used to try to strangle the victim.

Gallegos-Martinez was arrested and ordered held on $10,000 bond for battery charges. It was unclear if she had an attorney.

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