Police said that a 19-year-old man was seated in his car with his 18-year-old male friend on Smith Street in East Rockaway when he was approached by Elizabeth Dwyer, 20. The victim and defendant know each other and an argument ensued, according to police.
Dwyer then left the scene in a 1996 Jeep but returned shortly after, police said. When the victim attempted to leave in his vehicle, Dwyer positioned her car not allowing him to pull away from the curb, police said.
The victim then reversed his car and was followed by the defendant eastbound on Smith Street to northbound Lawson Avenue, police said. Dwyer then intentionally struck the victim’s vehicle with her Jeep, causing the Volkswagen to mount a curb and strike a tree in front of 47 Lawson Avenue, according to police.
Dwyer then fled the scene in her vehicle eastbound on Smith Street, police said. Police officers responded to the scene and after an investigation, placed Dwyer into custody at Lawson Avenue and Smith Street, according to police. Her vehicle was impounded and no injuries were reported, police said.
Dwyer was charged with third degree criminal mischief, second degree reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an incident without report and insufficient headlights. She was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday, Dec. 22.