A Minneapolis woman was charged Monday with attempted murder for running down a friend with her car after a night out at a bar.
Angela Dawn Jackson, 37, is being held on $500,000 bail at Hennepin County Jail. The victim, Tarrince Winbush, is in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center, according to the charges.
The incident occurred on the night of Aug. 15 after Jackson was invited to join a group of friends at The Bulldog Uptown on Lyndale Avenue South. The group was asked to leave after they got into an argument about the bill.
Witnesses told police that Jackson got into her car with two women, drove out of the parking lot and did a U-turn in an apparent attempt to run over one of the people she'd been arguing with. She hit a parked car instead.
Jackson then drove around the block and crossed over into the opposite side of the street to run down Winbush, whose body hit the windshield and flew into the air, according to the criminal complaint.
Witnesses told police that she hit another line of parked cars in front of the CC Club while trying to turn west on 26th Street.
A man who was with Winbush at the bar and the women in the car with Jackson identified her as the driver. The women told police that Jackson went to a house after the incident and had the license plates removed from the car.
Prosecutors asked for the high bail amount because they say Jackson fled the scene and attempted to hide evidence.
"There is simply no excuse for it, and we are taking it seriously," Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said in a statement Monday. "If he dies, we will have to contemplate going to the grand jury for first-degree murder with life in prison without parole."
Jackson's next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 23.