A California woman has been charged with driving under the influence after she was caught on camera running over her husband’s electric mobility scooter.
ABC 7 News reports that Laura Cox, 47, of Huntington Beach, is seen on a 65-second YouTube clip captured by neighbor Sarah Oliver pushing her unidentified husband off the vehicle before getting behind the wheel of an SUV and backing over it twice.
“Insanity,” Oliver told the station. “I felt really bad for him, so I called the cops.”
Cox, who suffers from mental illness and had apparently stopped taking her medication before starting to drink, was later charged with driving under the influence. Her husband, meanwhile, said the video was misleading and claimed the vehicle was not totaled.
“I wasn’t hit,” he said. “It was a thing of just trying to stop someone from drinking and driving.”
Oliver said the incident is not the first time Cox has shown bizarre behavior.
“This was kind of more serious,” she said. “It was always something I showed to friends to kind of laugh, like ‘Look at my crazy neighbors.’ Now it’s turned to this.”