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‘Chaotic scene’: Woman accused of hitting boyfriend with vehicle in Auburn, then kicking him

AUBURN, Mass. — An unidentified driver is accused of hitting her boyfriend with a vehicle and then kicking him as bystanders tried to help the bleeding victim after the pedestrian crash, police said.

The woman was not identified by police “due to the laws surrounding the dissemination of information related to arrests for domestic violence,” Deputy Police Chief R. Scott Mills said in an email to Boston 25 on Tuesday afternoon.

The woman was to be arraigned in Worcester District Court on Tuesday. Mills said the woman is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – motor vehicle; assault and battery on a family/household member or intimate partner; assault and battery; operating under the influence of liquor; operating under the influence of drugs, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

At approximately 12:31 p.m. Monday, Auburn Police received several 911 calls for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle in the area of 9 Homestead Ave.

When officers arrived, they found “a chaotic scene,” with a male victim on the ground next to a motor vehicle, bleeding from the head and in severe pain,” police said in a Facebook post on Tuesday morning. The victim’s condition was not known on Tuesday.

The female driver had remained in the area and, according to witnesses, “had kicked the victim of the accident as bystanders tried to render aid after the accident,” police said.

Witnesses told responding officers that it appeared as if the driver had purposely hit the victim with her car, police said. Earlier, the pair was seen arguing near a church a short distance from the accident scene.

During an interview with detectives following her arrest, the woman admitted to being in a long-term dating relationship with the victim, police said.

She also told detectives “that she had used both drugs and alcohol earlier in the day before striking the male victim,” police said.

The crash remains under investigation by Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Crash Reconstruction Unit and Auburn detectives, with assistance from drone operators.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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