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Police: Woman intentionally hit two people with car in Schenectady

Police: Woman intentionally hit two people with car in Schenectady

She was arrested Friday
Police: Woman intentionally hit two people with car in Schenectady
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SCHENECTADY - A city woman intentionally hit two people with her car earlier this month in Schenectady, authorities said.

Both victims were injured and taken to Ellis Hospital for treatment, according to police allegations filed in court.

Jacqolyn U. Hoyt, 18, of Germania Avenue, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts each of second-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment, felonies.

Hoyt is accused of using her vehicle to strike a 20-year-old and a 17-year-old just after 2 p.m. Aug. 2 near the corner of Morris Avenue and Union Street, according to the police allegations.

Police based the charges on their investigation that included private video of the incident, the vehicle and statements, according to the allegations.

Hoyt allegedly struck the victims with her car shortly after a fight between two groups, prosecutor Nicolaus Brooks-McDonald said.

Brooks-McDonald did not have information on the extent of the injuries to the victims, but the second-degree assault charges filed suggest they were not initially deemed serious enough for a higher-level count.

Hoyt was arraigned and released on $5,000 bond.

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