Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV


May 10, 2012

Man tries to stop wife from voting; she hits him with SUV

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wisc. — A Wisconsin man was hospitalized after he jumped in front of his estranged wife’s Dodge Durango in an attempt to stop her from voting for a candidate other than Gov. Scott Walker.

It was unclear who the wife, Amanda Radle, 30, wanted to vote for in the gubernatorial primary. Her brother-in-law told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that she supports the effort to recall Walker, according to msnbc. The governor has angered the state’s unions with his efforts to cut benefits and limit collective bargaining. Walker would be the third governor in U.S. history to be recalled.

At approximately noon Tuesday, Amanda Radle and her husband, Jeffrey Radle, 36, were arguing outside a home in Chippewa Falls, Wisc., about her vote, according to a statement released by the Chippewa Falls Police Department. When she tried to leave, Jeffrey Radle stood in front of her car, which was parked in a dead-end alley.

She nudged him several times and at one point, he climbed onto the hood, according to the police statement. When she found an opening and tried to drive around him, he reportedly lunged in front of the SUV and was hit. Amanda Radle then called police.

Jeffrey Radle was transported to a local hospital where his brother, Mike Radle, said he had serious injuries and would stay overnight. Both Amanda and Jeffrey Radle were being referred to the district attorney’s office for domestic-violence related charges. It was not known if either Radle voted.

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