Woman accused of intentionally hitting vehicle

A woman is facing charges for intentionally crashing her vehicle into a motorcycle in Sandycreek Township.

Franklin state police said in a criminal complaint they were dispatched to a hit and run crash at about 9:50 p.m. Saturday on Pittsburgh Road. The trooper spoke to the motorcycle operator who said he was trying to get away from Jeannie Summers, 51, of Slippery Rock, the complaint said. The man told the trooper that Summers started to argue with him, and he didn’t want any part of it, according to the complaint.

The man said he got on his motorcycle and drove it to the parking lot beside his house and parked it, then Summers drove her vehicle to the man’s location and intentionally hit the motorcycle, the complaint said.

The man said he was standing next to his motorcycle and had to move to avoid getting hit, according to the complaint. He said that once his motorcycle hit the ground, Summers tried to run over the motorcycle with her vehicle, then she fled the scene, the complaint said.

Polk police were able to stop Summers at the Barkeyville Dollar Store and they detained her until the trooper arrived, the complaint said.

The trooper observed damage to the front end of Summers’ vehicle that was consistent with the damage done to the motorcycle, according to the complaint.

Summers was charged with misdemeanor counts of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, criminal mischief, and harassment.

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled today in Venango County Central Court.