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Carrboro Alderman Charged With Assault

Posted September 6, 2007 8:06 p.m. EDT
Updated September 7, 2007 12:02 a.m. EDT

— A Carrboro alderman who is up for re-election was charged with assault with a deadly weapon Wednesday after allegedly hitting a woman with his car.

Police say Dan Coleman hit Amanda Joyce Kotecki of Durham at the Anderson Community Park in Carrboro at about 5:30 p.m.

In a statement issued to a Carrboro radio station, Coleman said Kotecki was with a group of runners and had stopped traffic to allow them to pass.

When there was a break in the line of runners, Coleman said he wanted to go, but Kotecki didn't get out of the way. She climbed partly on the hood of his car, Coleman said.

In her statement to police, Kotecki said Coleman struck her with his car.

Coleman said he called 911, but police charged him with assault with a deadly weapon. Coleman denied the charges in his statement to the radio station.