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A South Florida woman was arrested on multiple attempted murder charges after police say she struck four people with her car during a fight, leaving one man critically injured.
Jacqueline Hernandez, 18, was arrested Wednesday on four counts of attempted second-degree murder with a deadly weapon in the incident that happened in a residential community in the area of Southwest 376th Street and Southwest 192nd Avenue in Homestead, an arrest report said.
According to the report, Hernandez and her friend got into a confrontation with some people Hernandez had “past issues” with. During the confrontation, Hernandez stayed in her car while her friend got out and became involved in a fight with two men, the report said.
At one point, Hernandez reversed her car, hitting a woman and throwing her over the hood of the car, causing the woman to injure her leg, the report said. Hernandez then drove forward, running over her friend and the two men he was fighting with, leaving her friend and one of the men pinned under her car, the report said.
Hernandez’s friend was airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition with a severe spinal injury. The other man suffered multiple fractures to his left wrist and elbow.
The report said Hernandez gave a full confession.
“The defendant advised that she was just trying to bump the victims with her bumper, not kill them,” the report said.
Hernandez was booked into jail, where she was being held on $100,000 bond Thursday, records showed. Attorney information wasn’t available.