Man accused of intentionally crashing car while having argument with girlfriend

Woman suffers several broken teeth, deputies say


NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A South Florida man is accused of intentionally crashing his car over the weekend after getting into an argument with his girlfriend.

The crash was reported shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Rock Island Road and Bailey Road in North Lauderdale.

According to an arrest report, Francisco Gonzalez, 34, was driving a Mercedes that his girlfriend of one month and her niece were riding in.

The niece, Isabella Leyva, told detectives that Gonzalez and her aunt, Saray Borrego, began arguing about where they were headed and Gonzalez began speeding in excess of 100 mph on Bailey Road.

Deputies said Gonzalez intentionally drove against traffic and crashed into another vehicle in an attempt to harm both passengers.

Borrego struck her head on the windshield and lost multiple teeth.

She was taken to Florida Medical Center to be treated. Deputies said Leyva complained of foot pain and was also taken to Florida Medical Center.

The driver of the red Chevrolet Cobalt that Gonzalez hit, Miguel Velasquez, did not complain of any injuries, the report said.

Detectives said Velasquez saw Gonzalez get out of his vehicle, smile at him and then calmly walk away from the crash.

Gonzalez was arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries and driving with a suspended license.

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