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A Jefferson City woman has been charged with allegedly assaulting a woman with her vehicle Friday.

Shonte Jones, 23, is charged with felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor careless and imprudent driving.

A Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement states the incident occurred Friday night in the 1100 block of East Dunklin Street.

A woman reportedly told police Jones had intentionally rear- ended her vehicle. The woman said she exited her vehicle to confront Jones, but Jones refused to get out of her vehicle, allegedly telling the woman she was going to "hit her."

The woman then said Jones started to drive toward her and allegedly attempted to strike her with the vehicle.

The woman said she climbed onto the hood of the car to avoid being hit by Jones, who then drove off at a high rate of speed, going east on East Dunklin. The woman said Jones eventually made a right turn on Walsh Street in a "jerky motion," which allegedly caused the woman to fall from the vehicle. The woman was treated at a local hospital for a laceration to her head and possible head trauma.

A witness told police they saw Jones strike the woman with the vehicle. The witness also corroborated the woman's account of being thrown off the hood of the vehicle.

Jones was later found and taken into custody. When questioned, she claimed she was being followed by the woman before the woman passed her and stopped abruptly in front of Jones' car.

Jones said the woman eventually jumped on the hood of her car. Jones said she drove off in fear for her safety and she traveled two blocks before the woman fell off the hood of the car.

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