Woman hits bystander with car

Friday, June 13, 2014 | 2:35 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A Columbia woman was arrested after she drove her car toward a group of people she had been fighting with and struck a bystander, sheriff's officials said.

A group of people got into a physical fight Thursday afternoon in the 4300 block of Bethany Drive, according to a Boone County Sheriff's Department news release.

One of the woman separated herself from the fight, got into her car and started to drive toward the crowd, Detective Tom O'Sullivan said.

As she neared the group, she accelerated, striking a woman who was not involved in the original altercation, O'Sullivan said. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance and treated for injuries. She was released the same evening, according to the release.

This particular neighborhood is known to have a high crime rate and a high number of calls, O'Sullivan said.

Kor'janae Carter, 20, was arrested for second-degree assault and peace disturbance in connection with the incident.

Those in the group who had been fighting were charged with misdemeanor peace disturbance for their role in the altercation.

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