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Chapel Hill woman charged with running over man

Posted March 10, 2011

— A Chapel Hill woman ran over a man north of Pittsboro early Thursday after they got into an argument and he got out of her car, state troopers said.

Troopers said that Margaret Jones, 23, argued with two passengers in the back seat of her 2004 Cadillac. She pulled over along Rusell Chapel Road around 1 a.m., and the men got out of the car.

Jones took off and struck Charles Washington Jr., 20, of Pittsboro, as he was walking beside the road, troopers said.

Washington suffered serious injuries and was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. An update on his condition wasn't available.

Jones was treated at a Chatham County hospital for an injury to her hand, troopers said.

She was charged with driving while impaired and failure to reduce speed to avoid striking a pedestrian.


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  • Ugum Mar 10, 2011

    If the man did this to the woman, he would have been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder, assault on a female, DWI, speeding and striking a pedestrian.

    Equal rights is a farce.

  • batcave Mar 10, 2011

    with the price of gas, I am surprised she can afford it.

  • bear2010 Mar 10, 2011

    I'm real tired of angry drunk woman trying to run men over with their cars....Its an epidemic down here.

  • v4mcrider Mar 10, 2011

    They will be out drinking together by the weekend!!

  • Outforjustice Mar 10, 2011


  • mulecitybabe Mar 10, 2011

    Lesson learned don't get out of a car being driven by an angry woman who has been drinking and walk in front of her car. Stay out of the road.

    The REAL lesson is don't get in the car with a drunk woman (or man)to start with. Even if they don't run you down when you make them mad they're likely to bounce you around when they drunkenly jump the ditch.

  • devilblue Mar 10, 2011

    It's BRINE not BRIME!

  • RomneyRyan2012 Mar 10, 2011

    Iron fist, I'd say that says it all pretty well!! :)

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Mar 10, 2011

    I hope that the guy recovers from his injuries, and that the lady pulls a few years behind bars for attempted murder, or at least ASDWISI.

  • RaleighHunts Mar 10, 2011

    uhhh, what about attempted murder? Pretty sure when you intentionally try to run someone over with your car, you are trying to kill them.