BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) - A 33-year-old Bridgeport woman was arrested for allegedly trying to run down a group of teens twice on Tuesday.
Police say they responded to the area of Pequonnock and Vine Streets around 12:10 AM, to the report of a woman in a sports utility vehicle attempting to run over a male.
Police learned the dispute started outside a bodega when Shaneese Taft and her cousin exited the store and an argument ensued with a group of youths. Taft allegedly punched a 17-year-old girl in the face.
A teen says Taft then tried to run over him and his friends and they scattered to avoid being hit. They went to the Green Homes housing project after that incident.
He says Taft then came back in a different vehicle and tried to run them down again.
Taft's cousin told police that Taft had only returned because she lost her wallet and thought one of the teen's had it from the earlier scuffle. She said that they never followed the youths.
Police found Taft's car at Green's Homes with mud and dirt in the tires and fresh tire marks on the grass and sidewalk, supporting the teen's claims.
Taft was charged with assault and reckless endangerment. She was also issued an infraction for driving without a license and driving an unregistered car.