Woman arrested for allegedly running over boyfriend with her car

Published: Mar. 10, 2017 at 3:52 PM MST
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A woman suspected of running over her boyfriend with her car is facing a list of charges as her boyfriend remains in critical condition.

Deputies from the Teller County Sheriff's Office were called to a hit-and-run crash on County Road 5 in Divide. The victim, 45-year-old Timothy Bryne, was found in the parking lot next to Russ' Place with serious injuries. Bryne was flown to a hospital in Colorado Springs. As of Friday, Bryne remained in critical, but stable condition.

Deputies were given a suspect vehicle description and started searching the area for a silver SUV. Deputies found the vehicle on the side of the road near milepost 281 on Highway 24, about two miles east of Divide. The vehicle was damaged, including a flat front tire. The driver, 44-year-old Lori Smith, was reportedly intoxicated when she was arrested.

Through an investigation, detectives determined that Bryne and his girlfriend Smith were in a verbal fight outside of Russ' Place. Bryne was standing outside of the vehicle when they say Smith reversed the SUV, dragging Bryne with her over a 10-foot retaining wall to a lower parking lot. Smith then placed the vehicle in drive and ran Bryne over. Smith fled the scene.

Smith is facing charges of vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injuries, DUI, domestic violence, and operating a motor vehicle while her license was revoked.

Smith is in the Teller County jail on a $10,000 bond.