An East Rockaway woman faces charges after Nassau County Police said she purposely slammed into an acquaintance's car.
Detectives said Elizabeth Dwyer, 20, of East Rockaway, approached two men, ages 18 and 19, as they sat in their car on Smith Street. Dwyer and the two men got into an argument and she drove away in her 1996 Jeep, but quickly returned, cops said. As the 19-year-old tried to drive away in his 2002 Volkswagen, Dwyer reportedly positioned her car so that he couldn't move.
The victim reversed his car and drove away, but Dwyer followed and "intentionally struck the victim's vehicle with her Jeep causing the Volkswagen to mount a curb and strike a tree" on Lawson Avenue, detectives reported.
Dwyer fled the scene on Smith Street and was found by Fourth Precinct officers, who placed her under arrest, cops said. Her vehicle was impounded, officials said.
The incident happened at 12:11 a.m. Sunday, police said.
None of the three reportedly involved in the accident were injured.
Dwyer was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an incident without report, and insufficient headlights. She will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.