Bond Reduction Denied for Woman Accused of Driving Over Boyfriend

A Cook County judge denied a motion Friday, Dec. 21 to reduce a $100,000 bond for a woman whose boyfriend required surgery on his chest, back and testicles after she allegedly ran over him with a vehicle.

A 23-year-old Tinley Park woman charged with aggravated battery after being accused of running over her live-in boyfriend with her car will remain in jail on $100,000 bond after a Cook County judge denied a bond reduction Friday, Dec. 21.

Prosecutors allege Christine Meyers drove over her boyfriend on Sunday, Dec. 16, causing the man to be hospitalized to get surgery on his chest and back and to repair skin torn off the man's scrotum.

However, Meyers' boyfriend told police a very different story, saying that an unknown vehicle hit him and he didn't want the suspect charged if they were caught.

Meyers' attorney, Thomas Oft asked Judge Patrick T. Rogers to reduce the bond by half, saying that the woman's family could afford to raise about $5,000 cash, which is 10 percent of a $50,000 D bond. Meyers stood silently next to him, wearing blue Department of Corrections garbed and appeared dwarfed by her lawyer and sheriff's deputies surrounding her.

Oft said Meyers has a two-and-a-half year old daughter and she is a graduate of Lincoln-Way North High School. He also said he had represented her in a 2009 aggravated battery case that was reduced to a simple battery charge in Will County.

"She made every single court date except the day she gave birth, your honor," Oft said. "She even came to court when she was in premature labor." 

Assistant State's Attorney Amari Dawson objected to lowering the bond.

"Personally, I think the bond is rather low," Dawson said, adding that Meyers reportedly dragged her boyfriend through the street after his legs were caught under the vehicle. Dawson also said Meyers admitted the incident.

Ultimately, Rogers denied the motion, without elaborating on his reasoning.

Meyers is scheduled to be back in court on Jan. 7 for indictment.

Caroline December 22, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Oh, and 10 stitches were required on his scrotum, which everyone sympathizes with, but no surgery on chest and back...sorry to keep taking the fun out of the reading...
TRACYLYNN December 23, 2012 at 12:30 AM
. People like to judge but dont even know the person they are judging nor do they ever have all of the facts. Testicles? How she doesnt look like much and why she went to court when she was pregnant?Hope she stays away from alcohol? HE was out drinking. Pull your heads out guys. I am not condoning what she did but I wonder what drove her to do what she did. What if she was an abuse victim etc? Why did he not tell the police she ran him over? Did he do something to her to make her fear for her life? I pray for her and her little girl. I also pray for the boyfriend to recover and go his own way because obviously there is something totally unhealthy going on and it may involve something more than what you sewing circle boys are gossiping about.
jbillings December 23, 2012 at 02:25 AM
What if he died? Then she'd be in jail for life or on death row. Think about it TracyLynn, Caroline and Sue! Dummies.
Bob December 23, 2012 at 06:12 AM
"I speak the truth I do not hold back, nor do I argue with people that do not have all the facts. Merry Christmas Bob" ..and you also wouldn't, or COULDN'T, answer the questions! I gave you an opportunity to set the record straight and defend your friend, and educate us as to the facts. You chose not to do so, so don't complain about others who do "not have all the facts". My guess is that the "facts" you have do not paint a pretty picture for her. BTW, if someone is dangerous enough to commit assault and battery when she was pregnant and commit what may very well have been venicular attempted murder, it IS our business if the courts let her out on the street, or her child is at risk. And a Happy New Year to you, Sue!
Gramma January 22, 2013 at 03:31 PM
Dummies........big word lol.


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