WEST VALLEY CITY — A woman has been charged after allegedly chasing another vehicle, hitting its driver and spraining the finger of a child inside.
Ericka Feltch, 43, of Kearns was charged with five counts of reckless endangerment, a class A misdemeanor, one count of child abuse, a class A misdemeanor, and one count of assault, a class B misdemeanor, according to documents filed Monday in 3rd District Court.
A woman told police that she was driving with her four children when Feltch pulled her truck out in front of her. The woman said she honked at Feltch to get her attention and avoid a collision.
According to the woman, Feltch then chased her car, causing her to run off the road and onto the sidewalk. Feltch then got out of her truck and approached the car while carrying a dumbbell, the charges state.
The woman drove off, at which point Feltch got back in her truck and continued chasing the car, the charges state. The woman told police she stopped at a nearby elementary school to ask someone to call police, where Feltch again left her truck, walked to the car and reached inside.
The woman said Feltch then hit her in the head and grab her daughter's fingers, bending them back.
The charges state the woman's daughter had recently undergone surgery on her finger and had to be taken back to Primary Children's Hospital, where it was determined the girl had received a sprain from the incident.
The woman's daughter told police that she had "flipped off" the driver of a truck that pulled out in front of her mother's car. She told police the truck's driver then followed her family and reached into the vehicle to twist and bend her fingers.