Driver hit 2 Andrew Brown Jr. demonstrators in Elizabeth City, police say

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Driver hit 2 protesters in Elizabeth City, police say
Felony charges have been filed against the driver, and police said hate crime charges could come later.

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A North Carolina woman is behind bars after police said she drove into two pedestrians who were protesting the killing of Andrew Brown Jr.

Elizabeth City Police Department arrested Lisa Michelle O'Quinn, 41 of Greenville, on multiple charges including felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

According to the police department, the two victims were "peacefully protesting and exercising their constitutional rights," at the intersection of Ehringhaus Street and Griffin Street around 6:45 p.m. Monday when O'Qinn drove into them.

They were both taken to a nearby hospital, where they were treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The police department said it was still investigating the case and that more charges could be filed, including hate crime charges.