A Dormont Borough woman was arrested in Baldwin Township on Nov. 13 after police said she punched two women and hit a pedestrian with her car during a road rage incident.
Baldwin Township police Chief Terrence P. O'Brien said police arrived at the intersection of Dewalt and Newport drives after the Dormont woman—identified as Amanda Marie Petrelli, 29, of Tennessee Avenue—had reportedly punched the other two women, a mother and daughter who were riding together in the same vehicle.
All three women were involved in the same traffic accident at the intersection, O'Brien said.
According to the police report, a witness saw Petrelli punch the two women while all three were standing outside their vehicles. When police arrived, Petrelli had gotten back into her vehicle, and police said the witness was yelling at Petrelli to stop driving away. At that point, O'Brien said, Petrelli drove straight into the witness, knocking him onto her vehicle's hood.
A Baldwin police officer then commanded Petrelli to stop, but she continued driving away until the officer drew his gun and pointed it at her.
O'Brien said that, when Petrelli exited her vehicle again, the officer smelled alcohol on her breath and observed her as having watery and bloodshot eyes. Marijuana was found in her vehicle, as well, according to the police report.
Petrelli was arrested and taken to the Allegheny County Jail. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of marijuana, aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.
This report originally appeared on Baldwin-Whitehall Patch.