Crosby woman faces criminal vehicular operation charges
A 35-year-old Crosby woman is accused of intentionally driving her car directly into a woman, causing multiple injuries.
Trisha Anne Tate was charged March 11 in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd with three felonies — second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, third-degree assault to cause substantial bodily harm and criminal vehicular operation while under the influence. Tate earlier this year also was charged with two misdemeanors of fifth-degree assault and violating a domestic abuse no contact order. A pre-trial for these charges was scheduled for April 28, but was canceled.
The probable cause court document filed against the Crosby woman in the latest incident stated on Feb. 26, Tate allegedly was intoxicated and went to a Crosby residence uninvited. After an argument she left and the person living at the residence, identified as R.V. in the complaint, discovered a cellphone was missing. Tate later went to the residence again uninvited and sat in her car on the side of the street waving the missing cellphone for those in the house to see. R.V. went out to her vehicle and attempted to convince her to return the phone. A while later, a person identified as S.C. came out of the residence and stated she was going to write down her license plate number and call the police. Tate allegedly got upset, stated something derogatory and drove directly at S.C. hitting her with the vehicle in the middle of the hood. Tate swerved to the north side of the street and S.C. fell off the hood of her car about 50-100 feet down the street. As a result of being hit by the car, S.C. suffered numerous cuts, scrapes, road rash and bruising to her face, head, hands and legs, causing significant bleeding. S.C. also received a black eye which was almost swollen shut. S.C. was also knocked temporarily unconscious by the collision.
Tate had a court hearing April 1, but a new court date has not yet been scheduled.