Girl cited with felony for hitting boy with car

2010-04-21T00:00:00Z Girl cited with felony for hitting boy with carBy ANGELA BRANDT Independent Record Helena Independent Record
April 21, 2010 12:00 am  • 

Police cited a 15-year-old girl Tuesday evening with a felony charge of criminal endangerment for striking a fellow Capital High School student with her car in the school’s parking lot last week.

Witnesses said the Helena girl intentionally drove her 1998 Buick LeSabre directly at an 18-year-old East Helena boy, striking and injuring him last Thursday afternoon, according to Helena Police Lt. Steve Hagen.

The boy was transported by ambulance to St. Peter’s Hospital. The extent of his injuries has not been released.

Hagen said investigators haven’t determined whether the girl intended to hit the boy or just scare him.

The girl, whose name has not been released because she’s a juvenile, was cited, and the case will be referred to juvenile probation, Hagen said.

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  1. dolphind3
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    dolphind3 - April 28, 2010 11:09 am
    She was charged with a felony that is not brushing it under the carpet.
  2. artemisia
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    artemisia - April 26, 2010 8:54 am
    This is probably a typical case of Helena PD's practice of favoritism ...its who you know not what you do that counts. I saw a man run a stop sign and hit a guy on a bike about a year ago; when the officer arrived it was obvious they knew each other, she instructed those of us who pulled over as witnesses that we were not needed and treated the poor guy on the bike like he was the criminal. I've heard other stories along the same lines, it's part of the "Helena experience". This brat is probably connected in some way and will never be expected to pay the consequences for her actions. No doubt at some point we'll hear that the boy was "harassing" her, or something equally denigrating to increase sympathy for the little criminal that hit him.
  3. JustJessie
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    JustJessie - April 23, 2010 10:58 am
    A car is a lethal object. She used it to hurt someone on purpose. Throw the book at the little twit and teach her a lesson while also using it as a caution other kids not to screw around with cars this way.
  4. gzegster
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    gzegster - April 21, 2010 8:11 pm
    The girl that hit the boy this was not her car she had her friends and not even a licensed driver! This is not right just getting off the hook don't do it again slap on the wrist sould be more serve discipline...
  5. tami88
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    tami88 - April 21, 2010 12:40 pm
    I was totally shocked to read that the young man was hit by this girl on purpose... that is just downright scary! I would be FURIOUS if it had been my child who was injured by this viscious little idiot. What in the world was she thinking? I agree that it should be a much stiffer charge. Her actions are horrifying - she hit him with her car ON PURPOSE!!!! She should be appropriately charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent. She should NEVER have the right to get her license back. Using her car for a weapon? She's crazy.
  6. helenachicky
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    helenachicky - April 21, 2010 7:36 am
    Why is this not attempted murder? Oh, is it because she's a girl? If an 15 yr old boy had sped toward a 18 year old girl and rammed into her, sending her to the hospital for what has so far been multiple days, he would be charged with attempted murder, not this BS charge of endangerment. We would also have a community up in arms about abuse towards women. It is far past the time to stop coddling women and start making them accountable for their stupid choices.

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