Police arrested a woman in Boonton Township, NJ after she allegedly hit another person with her car.
Boonton Township officers were called to the scene of an altercation. When the officers arrived at the residence, they found a female who appeared to have been assaulted by a male who had already left the scene.
Police said that the female also tried to leave the residence; however, she was prevented from doing so by a woman who blocked her car. The female in the vehicle then allegedly hit the other woman her car. According to officials, the victim suffered minor injuries but was not seriously harmed.
The female in the vehicle was placed under arrest and charged with assault by auto. Police also apprehended the male who had left the scene. He was placed under arrest and charged with simple assault.
If the woman in this case is convicted of assault by auto, she could face very serious penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(c), assault by auto may be classified as a fourth degree felony if the victim suffered serious bodily injury. Fourth degree criminal charges carry a possible sentence of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more, access the NJ.com article entitled “Cops: One Woman Ran Down Another with Her Car in Boonton Township.”
If you are facing aggravated assault or simple assault charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.