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Woman accused of yelling n-word, trying to run down joggers

By Erin alberty

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Apr 02 2012 10:40 pm • Last Updated Apr 11 2012 11:22 pm

A woman accused of trying to hit three women with her car while shouting a racial slur allegedly told police "that it was funny to call them ‘negroes’ and that some people can’t take a joke."

In charges filed Monday, police wrote that on Saturday, the 38-year-old woman drove past the three women, who were jogging near 2300 East and 1700 South. The woman yelled a racial epithet at them three times, police wrote. The driver left but later returned and drove into a driveway the three joggers were crossing, forcing them to run into the grass to avoid being hit, investigators wrote. The driver again shouted the epithet at them, police wrote.

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The joggers reported the license plate to police, who questioned the registered vehicle owner. The driver was charged with three counts of third-degree felony aggravated assault.

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