Police in St. Johnsbury say a man has been charged with domestic assault after allegedly trying to push the mother of his child out of a moving car.
Twenty-eight-year-old Eric Bollman, of Lyndonville, allegedly forced the woman into his car at an Island Pond beach on Saturday before speeding off. Vermont State Police Detective Sgt. Kelley Clark says he later tried to push her.
Bollman denied the allegations and gave police a different story about what happened between them. He pleaded not guilty in Caledonia Superior Court on Monday. He was released on conditions, including that he not harass the woman, who is the mother of his 2-year-old daughter.
The Caledonian Record reports that if convicted, Bollman could get 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.