A Wayne, NJ woman allegedly ran over another woman in her car after a fight in Boonton Township, NJ.
Boonton Township police officers responded to a residence after receiving a report of an altercation. When officers arrived at the scene, they encountered a 33-year-old female who had allegedly been assaulted by a man at the residence.
According to police, the woman attempted to leave the house but was blocked by another woman who stood in front of her car. The woman in the car then allegedly struck the other woman with her vehicle, causing the victim to fall to the ground. Authorities indicated that the victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the contact.
Police arrested the woman inside the car and charged her with assault by auto. Additionally, police later caught up with a man who was at the scene earlier and arrested him. He was charged him with simple assault.
In New Jersey, assault by auto is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(c). The classification of the offense varies, depending upon the severity of the injuries sustained by the victim. In this case, the suspect could be charged with fourth degree assault by auto and sentenced to up to 18 months in NJ State Prison if it is determined that the victim suffered serious bodily injury.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Cops: One Woman Ran Down Another with Her Car in Boonton Township.”