A St Paul man was charged this week after authorities said he ran over his girlfriend with his car in August.
Rominiac Robert-Jamie St Hilaire, 22, was charged via warrant on Tuesday with one count each of second- and third-degree assault in Ramsey County District Court.
According to the criminal complaint, on August 7, St Hilaire and his girlfriend were taking Xanax in their car, doing heroin and arguing. She came out saying that she wanted to leave.
As she went to the rear passenger’s door to get her purse, St. Hilaire steered the car, slamming it to the ground. The rear tire ran over him, breaking several ribs, his collar bone and one lung.
St. Hilare stopped the car, ran to it and said, “Baby, please don’t die. Please don’t call the police,” the complaint said.
He took her to the regional hospital where he dropped her and told emergency workers that he found her on the street and did not know her, the complaint said.
Officials said St Hilaire and his girlfriend had been dating since November 2020 and that he had started living with her over the past two months.
According to the complaint, St Hilaire strangled and punched her in the past and told her on several occasions that he would kill her.
In an interview with police, the girlfriend, who was not named in the complaint, said she did not think St. Hilaire deliberately tried to crush her, but that he was trying to stop her from taking her purse.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest.