Man sentenced to 12 years for running over wife

FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - An Aurora man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday for running over his wife with a car in Laporte.

Joe V. Thompson, 22, initially faced numerous felony charges for driving a Volkswagen Jetta back and forth over his wife after the couple got into an argument in May. A doctor told Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies the woman suffered a broken back, shattered pelvis, two dislocated femurs and a broken tail bone.

Thompson ended up pleading guilty to assault with a deadly weapon and vehicular assault while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Eighth Judicial District Judge Gregory Lammons sentenced him to 12 years on Thursday, and Thompson will get credit for the six months he spent in jail during court proceedings.

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