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Teenage girl accused of running down 10-year-old boy in road-rage incident

A 17-year-old Sacramento-area girl was booked into juvenile hall after she allegedly ran down a 10-year-old boy who reportedly threw a water bottle at her vehicle.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Chad Hertzell said the incident occurred about 2 p.m. Sunday on Yellowstone Lane in the Arden Arcade area. He said a 10-year-old boy on a bicycle reportedly threw a water bottle at the Mercedes SUV she was driving.

The girl made a U-turn and drove after the boy, chasing him into the front yard of a residence. Hertzell said she drove over the boy, pinning him underneath the engine compartment between two tires. The boy, who suffered minor injuries, had to be extricated by firefighters.

Witnesses at the scene reported that the girl said she intended to run down the boy, Hertzell said. By the time officers arrived, he said, the girl’s father was there and advised her not to say anything. A younger sister was with her during the incident.

“She seemed to show a lack of concern when she was being booked. She seemed ambivalent,” Hertzell said, adding that officers were disturbed by her apparent lack of emotion.

She was booked into Sacramento County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

He said the boy’s brother was with him at the time but was not hurt.

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