Woman accused of hitting man with vehicle

A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly chased a man with a vehicle, striking the man as well as damaging a yard, a house and other property.

Diana Clifton, 37, had allegedly gotten into an altercation with the man at a business in the 1300 block of South Hazel Wednesday morning, Detective Jerry Lambert of the Pine Bluff Police Department testified in court testimony Friday.

Lambert said Clifton and the man had been in a relationship and Clifton was allegedly angry because the two were no longer involved.

The man allegedly picked up a brick during the altercation and threw it at Clifton’s vehicle, striking the windshield, and also allegedly punched the windshield with his fist.

Lambert said Clifton got in the vehicle and tried to run over the man, who ran several blocks to a house in the 1000 block of South Hazel Street trying to get away from Clifton.

He said Clifton hit the man with the vehicle, then lost control of it and it ran through the yard and then hit the house.

Lambert said that when Clifton was questioned, she allegedly admitted chasing the man and hitting him with her vehicle.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Clifton after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with aggravated assault.

Kearney also ordered Clifton to have no contact with the alleged vicim until the case is settled.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Clifton.