Man Was Allegedly Awake For 12 Days Straight Before Attacking Girlfriend With Machete On Road Trip

She claimed he was high on methamphetamine.

By Gina Tron

A man from Dayton, Ohio was arrested on Sunday in Pennsylvania after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend with a machete while driving on an interstate.  

Daniel Ryan Taylor, 32, now faces charges of aggravated assault and making terroristic threats, according to WFTV. He allegedly attacked his girlfriend with a machete on their way home to Dayton after a trip to Baltimore, said the Pennsylvania State Patrol.

The girlfriend told police that before the attack, Taylor was awake for 12 days straight. She claimed he was high on methamphetamine. She said that he became angry after she went into the vehicle’s back seat and refused to get back in the front, alongside Taylor. The victim called Taylor delusional and paranoid as a result of the drugs.

It is unclear at this time if Taylor has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf. He did, however, allegedly tell police that it was his girlfriend who was the delusional one. According to WFTV, Taylor said that she was the one high on meth. In fact, he pointed the finger at her “irrational behavior,” which he said led to her hurting herself.

The girlfriend suffered injuries as a result of the attack, including cuts on her hand and bruising on one of her cheeks, court records revealed. State police reported seeing a large amount of blood in the car, including a pool of it near the back seat and on the inside of the driver's side door.

A preliminary hearing is set for February 10.

[Photo: Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office]

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