The Journal Gazette
Thursday, November 07, 2019 1:00 am

Man accused of forcing crash in girlfriend's car

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

When the victim called police about 6:15 a.m., she was screaming and a man was yelling in the background. 

She said she didn't know where she was and that her boyfriend had grabbed the wheel of her tan 2007 Ford Freestyle vehicle and forced it off the road. She believed her leg was broken. 

Her boyfriend of three years, Shawn Boisvert, 25, of the 6000 block of Moeller Road, had allegedly told her that morning that he hoped they were in an accident and they were both killed, according to court documents. 

He was charged Wednesday with domestic battery by means of a deadly weapon, battery resulting in serious bodily injury and criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon. 

Police found the victim Oct. 31 in the 2200 block of Meyer Road after tracing the phone call with a GPS tracking device. The car had been steered off the road by Boisvert, had run over a speed limit sign, barely missed a parked black GMC pickup truck and broke a concrete retaining wall, court documents said. 

The car had heavy front-end damage and the victim said she was in severe pain and could not move. Once removed from the vehicle, her leg was in an abnormal position indicating a break, court documents said. 

Boisvert was found by New Haven police officers and treated at a downtown hospital before being taken to police headquarters for questioning.

He had been drinking and his blood alcohol level was 0.10%, slightly higher than 0.08%, which is the legal limit if he'd been driving. 

Boisvert was being held at Allen County Jail in lieu of $22,500 bail.

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