Woman jailed on car assault charges


A Dudley woman faces two assault charges after deputies say she struck two people with her car.

Authorities arrested 22-year-old Amber Nichole Austin of 419 Potts Road, Dudley, and charged her with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon.

Deputy A.H. Brogden said deputies were patrolling in the northern portion of the county about an hour before midnight on March 25 and were dispatched to Fremont Tire about a subject hit by a car.

When they arrived at the scene, they said they found a female lying in the parking lot with a broken femur. The unidentified victim described Austin as the person who struck her with the car.

Another unidentified person at the scene had also been struck by the same car.

A report then stated deputies patrolling the eastern portion of the county located the vehicle and stopped it for a traffic check.

Austin was arrested at the scene and placed in jail. She was being held under a secure bond of $30,000.




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