OGDEN -- A man fleeing from police after allegedly beating his girlfriend crashed a vehicle at high speed into another woman's car Friday night, injuring both drivers.
Police booked Frank Rodriguez, 57, on suspicion of felony aggravated domestic violence assault.
Ogden Police Lt. Scott Conley said officers were called at 11:30 p.m. to a residence in the 800 block of 21st Street. He said Rodriguez is suspected of confronting his girlfriend and her 38-year-old son at that address.
Conley said the suspect is believed to have assaulted the girlfriend with a metal flashlight. He also is believed to have assaulted her son.
During the disturbance, Rodriguez attempted to turn on the kitchen stove and push the girlfriend's face onto the hot surface, but the son intervened, Conley said.
"This continued throughout the house, into the front yard," he said.
Conley said that when the woman and her son said they were calling police, the man fled westbound in a burgundy 1999 Chevrolet Blazer.
In an attempt to avoid capture, Conley said, Rodriguez entered the intersection of Washington Boulevard and 21st Street on a red light at high speed.
The Blazer T-boned a 1995 white Buick Regal driven by a 19-year-old woman who was northbound and waiting to turn left onto 21st from Washington, Conley said.
Rodriguez was thrown from his vehicle, which ended up on its side, Conley said. The man was transported to McKay-Dee Hospital for treatment.
The lieutenant said the woman's car ended up on its top. The woman suffered only minor injuries and was released at the scene, he said.
Conley said other potential charges against Rodriguez include felony parole violation, driving with a revoked and denied license, drunken driving and running a red light.