In a criminal act of rage, Charleston, S.C. Attorney Lee Ann Walters, 43, apparently lost control of herself after seeing a Confederate flag “tag” on a nearby pick-up truck while she was driving down Murray Boulevard and East Battery in Charleston around 11 a.m. Saturday.
According to Charleston police, Walters is facing charges of vandalism and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries after she reportedly tore the “Confederate tag” off of the front of the truck, and then backed into the victim with her car as he attempted to get her license plate number. She then fled the scene and was apprehended at home after police tracked down her plate number.
The story of what actually happened was told in a Facebook post on the page of The South Carolina Secessionist Party, because one of its members was involved. Here’s the full account of what happened:
“After nearly crashing her car into two cement pylons with children in the vehicle, she exited her car and walked across the street to rip a First National Flag license plate from the front of one Secessionist Party members vehicle. Another party member stepped behind the vehicle to get the womans plate number, at which time the lady struck the individual with her vehicle and fled the scene.
“Party members were able to get her plate number and inform law enforcement who tracked the woman down and arrested her in minutes. The party member who was struck with the vehicle has sought medical attention at a local hospital.” The victim was seen by EMS for a minor knee injury and told police that Walters hit him by accident.
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