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Scottsburg Woman Arrested In Hit-and-Run at Bloomington Protest

 Authorities are expecting prosecutors to file formal charges late, and Bennett is scheduled to appear in court on July 17.

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(Bloomington, Ind.) – A Scottsburg woman was arrested for a hit- and- run crash that sent one woman to the hospital and caused minor injuries to a man during a southern Indiana protest over the assault of a Black man by a group of white men, sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

Christi Bennett, of Scottsburg, was booked into the Monroe County Jail early Thursday morning on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness and leaving the scene of an accident reported Fox59.

She was released a couple of hours later on a $500 cash bond.

 Authorities are expecting prosecutors to file formal charges late, and Bennett is scheduled to appear in court on July 17.

Fox59 reports that the confrontation happened near the Monroe County Courthouse in Bloomington, about 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis, on Monday evening.

A 29-year-old woman was injured when a car accelerated into her, launching her onto the hood, police stated. A 35-year-old man then grabbed the driver’s side of the car and held on as the vehicle continued to accelerate. Both were eventually flung to the ground and the car fled the scene.

The woman was knocked unconscious and suffered a cut to her head, while the man scraped his arm, reported Fox59.

On Wednesday Bloomington Police Officers determined the woman the car was registered to, was staying at a motel in Scottsburg, Captain Ryan Pedigo said in a news release.

Protesters had gathered in Bloomington to demand the arrest in the assault case of Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist and member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission.

Booker was assaulted by a group of white men at Monroe Lake near Bloomington over the Fourth of July weekend. Booker said the men pinned him to a tree, shouted racial slurs and one of them threatened to “get a noose.”

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