|Published:||Aug 20, 2012 11:53 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 20, 2012 11:53 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 22-year-old Fort Myers woman was arrested early Sunday morning after she allegedly hit another woman twice with her vehicle and fled the scene.
Witnesses told police Tequoila Gordon was involved in an argument with the victim in the 7-11 parking lot at 2:35 a.m., when Gordon got into her vehicle and backed into the victim, before driving away. The victim was struck in the stomach and fell down.
The arrest report states that Gordon then returned to hit the victim a second time. Witnesses said they had to dive out of the way to avoid being struck themselves. It was then that Gordon allegedly hit the victim again, sending her airborne. She landed underneath another vehicle. Gordon fled the scene.
Witnesses knew Gordon and were able to positively identify her. The suspect's mother was also in the vehicle at the time of the incident.
The victim told deputies she walked to the 7-11 with her friend to get something to drink, when Gordon's vehicle sped past them, nearly hitting them. The victim yelled that they should slow down. The occupants of the vehicle must have heard the victim make the comment because the vehicle stopped. The victim reported that numerous woman got out of the car and began to argue with her. At the conclusion of the argument, Gordon got back in the vehicle, backed into the victim and returned to hit her again.
Witnesses corroborated the victim's story.
The victim was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.
Gordon was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.