Updated 07/11/2012 05:48 PM
Police search for driver who allegedly ran down girlfriend
What started as a domestic dispute ended in a hit and run incident in Lowman Tuesday evening. Now the Chemung County Sheriff's office is looking for the man who sped off after hitting his girlfriend with his pickup truck. Our Bill Mich has more.
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CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. -- Right around 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Chemung County Sheriff's office responded to the intersection of County Route 60 and County Route 2 to a report of a motor vehicle accident.
"When we arrived, it was determined it was a domestic incident that went horribly wrong with the driver purposely striking the female victim with his pickup truck," said Lt. Douglas Houper of the Chemung County Sheriff's Office.
The driver was William Ramsey, 49, of Bradford County, who was arguing with Deborah Meyer, 41, of Sayre, inside the truck. Meyer got out of the car at the intersection and police say that's when Ramsey started doing donuts in the middle of the road before hitting Meyer with the truck and speeding away.
"She was taken by ambulance in serious condition to Robert Packer and as of this time, we believe they are not life threatening injuries," said Houper.
The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is actively searching for Ramsey. They say he was driving a blue 2004 Dodge pickup truck with Louisiana license plates. Authorities also say the truck sustained damage from the incident and may no longer be operational. The sheriff's office stresses that you call police immediately if you see Ramsey or the truck.
"He has prior arrests and recent arrests for domestic violence in the Pennsylvania area. If he took off after hitting her, then we would consider him a dangerous individual, so don't approach him, just call 911," said Houper.
There were two other passengers who got out of the vehicle with Meyer. They were not injured.