NC woman purposely drove car into yard where teens were playing basketball, sheriff says

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This April 2021 booking photo provided by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office shows Daina Renee Forrest, of Greenville, N.C. The Pitt County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Forrest intentionally drove her vehicle into a yard where three Black teenagers were playing basketball on Sunday, April 18 in Greenville, N.C. She was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and a count of felony cocaine possession (Pitt County Sheriff’s Office via AP )

This April 2021 booking photo provided by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office shows Daina Renee Forrest, of Greenville, N.C. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Forrest intentionally drove her vehicle into a yard where three Black teenagers were playing basketball on Sunday, April 18 in Greenville, N.C. She was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and a count of felony cocaine possession (Pitt County Sheriff’s Office via AP )

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman was charged with driving her car into a yard where three teenagers were playing basketball, injuring one of them.

A Pitt County Sheriff’s Office news release said deputies responded Sunday afternoon to a report of a child intentionally hit by a car.

The news release said that Daina Renee Forrest, 35, of Greenville, had been driving around and threatening the three teens by waving a knife and cursing.

The release said Forrest “intentionally veered her car off the roadway and partially into the yard to strike the children.”

A sheriff’s spokesman said that, while the suspect was white and the victims were Black, authorities don’t think the case is a hate crime.

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