ISLIP TERRACE, N.Y. (AP) – A Long Island man has been charged with driving from home drunk with his wife on the roof of their car, throwing her to the ground and seriously injuring her.

Suffolk County police say Diamond Mircea (mer-CHEE’-uh) was fighting with his wife, Monica Mircea, at their Islip (EYE’-slip) Terrace home around 12:30 Sunday morning. They say he jumped into the car and she climbed onto the car’s roof to try to stop him.

Police say the husband drove one block before his wife fell to the street and hit her head.

The wife is hospitalized in critical condition.

The husband has been charged with vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated. He’s been jailed pending arraignment Monday.

There’s no telephone listing for the Mirceas at the home address provided by police.

AP-ES-07-27-08 1741EDT


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