Woman charged with ve­hi­cle as­sault

Maryland Independent - - News - By AN­DREW RICHARD­SON arichard­son@somd­news.com Twit­ter: @An­drew_IndyNews

An In­dian Head woman was ar­rested on Tues­day af­ter al­legedly as­sault­ing her boyfriend with a ve­hi­cle. Seated in the back of the car, the man re­port­edly feared for his life as the woman al­legedly be­gan driv­ing at a high-rate of speed, ca­reen­ing down a nar­row ser­vice road and launch­ing the car off of an em­bank­ment and strik­ing a tree, court records show.

No one was re­ported in­jured in the crash, but po­lice ar­rested Sa­man­tha Michelle Shue, 22, and charged her with first-de­gree as­sault.

On May 10 around 2:34 p.m., of­fi­cers with the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­sponded to the area of Cedar Lane for the re­port of a do­mes­tic as­sault with a mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

Upon ar­rival, of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered the car had been wrecked a few blocks away on a ser­vice road near Oak Lane and Holly Lane.

On the scene, the vic­tim told po­lice that he and Shue were in the car ar­gu­ing nearby when she threw Ga­torade on him. In turn, he threw Ga­torade back at her.

She then started the car and be­gan driv­ing at a high­rate of speed, yelling “I’m go­ing to kill you to­day,” court records state. She re­port­edly drove ap­proxi- mately 50 mph down Oak Lane and made a sharp right-turn down the ser­vice road, ac­cel­er­at­ing to about 60 mph di­rectly to­ward a large tree.

A short dis­tance be­fore the tree, the car hit an em­bank­ment and went air­borne, strik­ing the tree be­fore the car ended up about 50 feet off the road, com­ing to rest on top of thick brush in the wooded area.

He im­me­di­ately called the po­lice be­cause she tried to kill him, the vic­tim said.

When in­ter­viewed, Shue told po­lice that her boyfriend had been driv­ing the car and that she did not know whether he drove it off the road on pur­pose or on ac­ci­dent, but af­ter fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion of­fi­cers de­ter­mined Shue had been the driver, charg­ing doc­u­ments in­di­cate.

Shue was taken to the Charles County De­ten­tion Cen­ter and was re­leased on per­sonal re­cog­ni­zance the fol­low­ing day.

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