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Woman jailed after trying to run over ex-boyfriend

A Marin County woman remained in custody Monday, suspected of trying to run over her ex-boyfriend with her car and then assaulting him, according to Petaluma police.

Petaluma officers arrested Dinora Alvarado, 39, Sunday afternoon after being called to an incident on Stuart Drive, said Sgt. Marty Frye.

Witnesses said they'd seen the woman accelerate her car and leave the roadway, go over a sidewalk and onto the property of a home. The car narrowly missed her ex-boyfriend, who was on the sidewalk, and a young boy standing in the driveway, said Frye.

The car hit the man's car, parked in the driveway, and pushed it into the home.

Unable to travel any further, Alvarado continued to press on the gas pedal, creating smoke from the spinning tires, officers were told.

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