A motorist is accused of hitting a pedestrian in Strasburg on Friday.
Ashley Dawn Westfall, 29, of 336 E. King St., Strasburg, was arrested and charged with assault and battery, and a hit and run that resulted in an injury, according to a complaint the Strasburg Police Department filed with Shenandoah General District Court.
The report states that police received a call at 6:19 p.m. Friday and arrived at Westfall’s address for a report of a pedestrian struck. Officer Christopher Nixon noted in the complaint that upon arrival at the scene he “made contact with the victim who stated that Ms. Westfall struck her with her vehicle.”
Westfall is accused of striking the victim with the front bumper, pinning her between the vehicle and a trash can.
“The victim sustained a left knee injury as a result,” the complaint states.
“The victim stated that Ms. Westfall then sped away from the scene,” the report continues. “Contact was made with Ms. Westfall who stated she was on her way to a meeting in Winchester. Ms. Westfall was encouraged to return to the scene, which she did.”
Police Chief Wayne Sager said on Wednesday that Westfall and the victim knew each other.
“There was a protective order that was issued and served,” he said.
Westfall was held without bond, but Sager said he didn’t know her current status. The complaint states that Westfall is due in court at 9 a.m. Aug. 12.