KNOX, Maine — A local woman accused of hitting her husband while he was driving their family home Wednesday afternoon from an excursion to a fast food eatery has been arrested.
Donna Boulter, 34, of Knox, apparently had begun arguing with the victim at the Belfast Wendy’s around 2 p.m. A Maine State Trooper who happened to be at the restaurant warned the couple against disorderly conduct, according to Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.
The fight escalated as the couple drove home, he said, and a woman driving on Route 137 called police to report that she could see in her rearview mirror a woman hitting the male driver of a car. The vehicle was following hers closely and was swerving around the road, she told police dispatchers.
The couple pulled into the Hilltop Store in Knox, and when deputies approached them there they explained that the argument stemmed in part from Boulter’s desire to smoke in the car with the children. Her husband told her she couldn’t do that, Trafton said.
Police charged Boulter with domestic violence assault, and she was taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast to be booked.
She was on probation from a prior conviction of domestic violence assault, he said. The family has been referred to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.