A Titusville woman was in critical condition this morning after being run over by her husband at about 11 p.m. in a parking lot on Merritt Island, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said.
Florida Highway Patrol said Richard Zubowicz, 45, of Titusville accidentally ran over his wife, Becky, in the Publix parking lot at 1850 N. Courteney Parkway.
Officers said Zubowicz and his wife were driving north on Courtenay in their 2001 Pontiac Aztek when they pulled into the parking lot at the Publix. A trooper said the couple had been drinking and argued about which one would drive. Zubowicz told his wife she was too drunk to drive, officers said.
Troopers said that during the argument both parties were outside the vehicle and Zubowicz pushed his wife to the ground. He then got into his vehicle and circled the parking lot. When Zubowicz returned to the area where his wife had been, he accidentally ran over her as she lay in the parking lot.
Please, don't drink and drive. Ever. Seriously. Call a cab. Get a (sober) friend.