AUGUSTA — A city woman is facing charges that she intentionally hit her boyfriend with a car as he walked on a Gage Street sidewalk.

Dalene Louise Black, 31, is charged with aggravated domestic-violence assault and assault. She was held over the weekend at the Kennebec County jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Black remained behind bars Monday after making her first court appearance. Her bail was reduced to $250 with a Maine pre-trial contract.

Black was arrested shortly before 1 p.m. Friday by police responding to multiple reports of a woman intentionally running over her boyfriend with her car.

Five witnesses said the victim, later identified as a 35-year-old Augusta man who lives at the same Mount Vernon Avenue address as Black, was walking away as Black, driving a Chevrolet Cavalier, yelled at the man to get into the car, according to an affidavit filed in Kennebec County Superior Court by Officer Laura Drouin of the Augusta police. The man continued walking down the driveway and onto the sidewalk. A witness said Black “backed down the driveway very fast and then swerved onto the sidewalk to strike (the victim),” Drouin wrote. The man “flew over the hood of the car.”

Witnesses said the boyfriend was able to walk away but that Black followed, still yelling at him.

A portion of the parked Chevrolet Cavalier was still on the sidewalk when Drouin arrived. A witness handed the keys to the officer and said he had taken them away from Black.

Black was still yelling at the victim as he rested on lawn furniture when Drouin approached to talk to them.

“I asked Black to step away and to go sit on the porch steps,” Drouin wrote. “Black turned and yelled, ‘No!’”

Black then turned to walk away but, Drouin wrote, tried to leave the area. Black dismissed Drouin’s order to stop. She pushed the officer and yelled an obscenity at her when Drouin reached for Black’s shoulder to stop her.

The victim was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center with what were believed to be minor injuries, Drouin said.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642
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