SALISBURY — Police had to deal with a rash of violent domestic assaults over the weekend, including a woman who told police she tried to kill her ex-boyfriend with her Volvo by repeatedly ramming his car, according to police reports.

At about 8:30 p.m. Friday, police pulled over a woman for driving 60 miles per hour on Bridge Road and noticed her bleeding badly, according to reports. The woman, Billie Burke, 24, of 78 Forest Road, Salisbury, was taken to Anna Jaques Hospital and treated and released.

After interviewing Burke and her boyfriend, Travis Papoulias, police said the pair stated they got into an argument after their relationship "soured," according to Chief David L'Esperance.

Burke used her Volvo to ram Papoulias' truck in the parking lot at the corner of Beach and Ferry roads, according to police reports. L'Esperance said Burke told police she was trying to kill Papoulias.

At some point during the altercation in the parking lot, Burke was pinned between the two cars and injured her arm, causing extensive bleeding, according to police reports.

Burke continued to ram Papoulias' truck as they drove through Newburyport into Newbury, eventually stopping on Middle Road. Burke then drove back to Salisbury, where she was stopped for speeding.

After Burke left the hospital, Newbury police issued a warrant for Burke's arrest on charges of domestic assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and reckless driving. She was arrested in Danvers on Saturday and will be arraigned today in Newburyport District Court.

Salisbury also issued a warrant for her on charges of assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and reckless driving.

Police also had to deal with several other domestic problems over the weekend.

Rebecca Moaratty, 38, 9 Cottage Way, Salisbury, was arrested Saturday afternoon after reportedly assaulting her mother. She was charged with assault to murder, domestic assault and battery on a person older than 60, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (car), disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Nelson Vidro Jr., 30, of 24 Batchelder Road, Seabrook, was arrested Saturday morning and charged with domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (car keys).

Both Vidro and Moaratty were held on $10,000 cash bail and will be arraigned today at Newburyport District Court.


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