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Woman accused of running over man who confronted her about hit-and-run

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FARGO — A Fargo woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly backed her car over a man who was taking a photo of her license plate after he pointed out to her she’d been involved in a hit-and-run.

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Vanessa Elizabeth Scott, 24, was charged Friday in Cass County District Court with one count of reckless endangerment, a Class C felony.

According to court documents, police were called late Thursday to the scene of a hit- and-run crash in Fargo.

The caller, Lenae Fitter, told police she was with her boyfriend, Benjamin Garter, when the pair happened upon a two-car crash.

Fitter told police one of the cars was shoved up into a snowbank and surrounded by debris. Fitter and Garner watched a  woman drive away the other car, a red Pontiac Grand Am with severe front-end damage.

The couple followed the Grand Am and pulled up next to her. Garner told the woman she needed to go back to the accident and “take care of it,” to which the woman replied, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I didn’t do anything.”

Garner then asked the woman if he could photograph her license plate, and she agreed.

When Garner crouched down behind the Grand Am, the driver, who police allege was Scott, shifted the car into reverse and stepped on the gas, hitting Garner, who was thrown onto the trunk of the car and then onto the ground.

Scott was later arrested. Her bail was set at $600. Her next court appearance is set for Feb. 5.

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