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Police: Yorktown woman rams into ex’s car with baby on board

Crystal Tijerina was charged with two counts attempted malicious wounding, simple assault and driving under the influence after police say she struck her ex-boyfriend’s car on Route 17. (Courtesy VPRJ)

A Yorktown woman was arrested Sept. 8 after driving into her ex-boyfriend’s car — which had a 1-year-old passenger on board — as they drove along Route 17 in York County, police say.

According to York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Shelley Ward, 34-year-old Crystal Tijerina closely followed her ex-boyfriend out of Newport News along Route 17 before striking his vehicle at least once while driving down the highway.

A woman and a 1-year-old were in the man’s car with him at the time, Ward said.

The man pulled over, Ward said, because he figured Tijerina would not stop. When they got out of the vehicle, Tijerina began shouting and slapped him.

No injuries were reported, Ward said.

When a deputy responded to the incident in the 1550 block of Route 17, they realized Tijerina “may not have been sober,” Ward said. A field sobriety test was performed and she was arrested and taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

Tijerina was charged with driving under the influence, two counts of attempted malicious wounding and one count of simple assault. She is scheduled to appear in the York-Poquoson General District Court Nov. 14.

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