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Car strikes pregnant woman; husband jailed

Wed., Feb. 18, 2009, 2:53 p.m.

A fight over income tax returns ended in an Athol man backing his car into his pregnant wife today, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department.

Jerry Booker, 25, was jailed on an aggravated battery charge after he knocked his estranged wife, Kimberly Booker, 24, who is eight months pregnant, to the ground with his car in the parking lot of Wells Fargo bank, 204 W. Hayden Avenue in Hayden.

The couple had been arguing about taxes when Jerry Booker tried to drive away and Kimberly Booker stood behind his car and tried to call police, a news release said.

Jerry Booker’s past criminal charges include accessory to a felony, two probation violations, grand theft and three counts of forgery, according to the sheriff’s department.

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