ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Fairfax County police say a woman charged in a felony hit-and-run in the Mount Vernon area did not intentionally run over the victim.
Authorities say 32-year-old Gloria A. McMillan, who is being held without bond, had a child and an adult passenger in her SUV when the incident occurred Friday. Both passengers are witnesses in the case.
Police say an encounter between McMillan and the victim, 21-year-old Shelinda Delores Arrington, began when both were driving on Harrison Lane. Authorities say the women stopped. Police say Arrington got out of her car, approached McMillan's SUV and began talking with her.
Officer Don Gotthardt, a police spokesman, says that at some point McMillan drove away and Arrington was struck. Gotthardt says detectives don't believe McMillan intended to run over Arrington.