ST. PAUL — A St. Paul man was charged this week after authorities say he ran over his girlfriend with his car in August.

Rominyck Robert-Jamie St. Hilaire, 22, was charged via warrant Tuesday, Sept. 14, in the Ramsey County District Court with one count each of second- and third-degree assault.

According to the criminal complaint, on Aug. 7, St. Hilaire and his girlfriend were in his car taking Xanax, doing heroin and arguing. She got out, saying she wanted to leave.

As she went to the back passenger door to get her purse, St. Hilaire drove the car forward, knocking her to the ground. The rear tire ran over her, breaking several ribs, her collarbone and collapsing a lung.

St. Hilaire stopped the car, ran over to her and said, “Baby, please don’t die. Please don’t call the police,” the complaint states.

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He took her to Regions Hospital, where he dropped her off and told emergency staff that he found her on the road and did not know her, the complaint states.

Authorities said St. Hilaire and his girlfriend had been dating since November 2020 and that he had moved in with her within the last two months.

According to the complaint, St. Hilaire has choked and punched her in the past and has told her on multiple occasions that he will kill her.

In an interview with police, the girlfriend, who was not named in the complaint, said she did not think St. Hilaire intentionally tried to run her over, but that he was trying to prevent her from getting her purse.