There are many ways one might break up a street fight. Getting between combatants might work, but puts you at risk of getting hurt. Calling the police is another option, but that might see friends and loved ones going to jail. Driving your car into the throng is probably the worst option, but the Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports on a woman who did just that.
31-year-old Shameka Peoples was arrested at her parent’s house in Griffin, Georgia, at about 9:15 p.m. on Thursday after her father called the Georgia State Patrol.
The arrest came following an incident in which Peoples drove her Lexus SUV into a street fight which had broken out in crowded Quilty Street at around 6:20 p.m. Her daughter was one of the girls involved in the street fight.
Five people were injured, included Peoples’ daughter. One of the girls needed to be flown to Grady Memorial Hospital. Others were taken to Spaulding County Hospitals. Their conditions were unknown.
Peoples fled the scene of the accident.
In addition to five counts of aggravated assault and two counts of cruelty to children, People’s is facing several moving violations. Those violations include reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to maintain lane, hit-and-run, reckless conduct, and serious injury by vehicle.
People’s is being held at the Spaulding County Jail.
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