- Associated Press - Saturday, August 13, 2016

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - A man who ran over his then-girlfriend three times after he choked her at a gas station has been sentenced to seven years in state prison.

James Crudup also must serve five years of supervised release once he’s freed under the sentence imposed Friday. The 45-year-old Toms River man had pleaded guilty earlier this year to attempted murder as part of a plea bargain with Ocean County prosecutors.

Prosecutors say Crudup and the 35-year-old victim were arguing at the gas station in Toms River when he threw her to the ground and choked her in December 2014.

The 35-year-old woman then briefly escaped Crudup. But authorities say she was soon run over three times before Crudup drove off.

The woman was treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries.

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