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Blomkest woman faces charges after driving into ex’s truck

BLOMKEST -- A Blomkest woman who allegedly rammed her vehicle into her ex-boyfriend's vehicle Tuesday has been charged with second-degree assault, first-degree damage to property, child endangerment and domestic assault.

BLOMKEST - A Blomkest woman who allegedly rammed her vehicle into her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle Tuesday has been charged with second-degree assault, first-degree damage to property, child endangerment and domestic assault.

A criminal complaint on the charges in Kandiyohi County District Court says Amanda Mae Erickson, 33, got into a verbal argument Tuesday morning with her ex-boyfriend at a Blomkest home.

Erickson allegedly threw a rock at the man’s Dodge Charger, cracking its windshield, before getting in her vehicle with their 4-year-old daughter to take her to school.

The man began photographing the damage done to his windshield, standing in front of the Dodge Charger.

That’s when the charges say Erickson hit the gas pedal, accelerating toward his vehicle. He jumped out of the way before Erickson allegedly rammed her vehicle into the Dodge Charger, backed the vehicle up 10 yards, then drove forward and rammed the Charger again.

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The impact deployed the front air bags of Erickson’s vehicle and cracked its windshield.

The criminal complaint says Erickson admitted to the allegations in an interview with a Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputy.

She told the deputy she was emotional because she had broken up with the man two weeks ago, and she had just found out he has a new girlfriend. Erickson was arrested and transported to the Kandiyohi County Jail. She made her first court appearance Wednesday and was released on her own recognizance. Her next hearing is set for March 21.

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