Delaware woman charged with hitting spouse with car

A Wilmington woman has been charged with assault after Delaware State Police say she struck her husband with a car following an argument.

Thirty-seven-year-old Danette Hammond was also charged with reckless endangering and criminal contempt of a domestic violence protective order.

Police say Hammond’s husband asked her to leave a residence in Selbyville, and he got personal items for her. Police say as the husband walked away, Hammond accelerated her vehicle and pinned him against the garage door.

The 39-year-old victim sustained minor injuries and did not require medical attention.  Hammond next placed her vehicle in reverse, narrowly missing a 13-year-old boy, according to authorities. 

Following the altercation Hammond fled the scene and was later apprehended by police. 

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