A Pennsylvania woman turned herself in on Tuesday after she was accused of trying to hit her ex-boyfriend with a car as her 9-month-old infant rested in the back seat, as reported by Trib Live.
Kearston Dixon, 38, allegedly tried to run over her ex-boyfriend outside of a bar on Saturday night after an argument, instead hitting two pedestrians and injuring both, an arrest report tevealed. The unidentified victims include a 53-year-old woman, who suffered a broken hip, and a 34-year-old woman, who received a back injury.
Authorities say Dixon’s unnamed son was in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Witnesses told investigators that they saw the suspect driving recklessly, performing “donuts” and erratic U-turns before attempting to run down her ex-boyfriend, missing, and hitting the two pedestrians. Dixon is also said to have struck a parking meter, knocking it down, and a parked vehicle before feeling the scene, as reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Police began searching for Dixon after they noticed that part of her Jeep’s bumper had been left at the scene, though she evaded capture for several days before finally turning herself in.
She faces three counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and child endangerment, in addition to one count of damage to an unattended vehicle and one count of failure to notify police of an accident. Her bail was set at $50,000, with a preliminary hearing set for May 9. Dixon has obtained legal counsel.
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