EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The woman accused of plowing her car into a crowd of screaming women in East St. Louis has been placed in custody.
East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Hubbard issued a warrant for Moeshia Allen. Hubbard said the incident, which was caught on video, is an example of what not to do when faced with a confrontation.
“Before you act. Before you become aggressive and act on anger, think about the repercussions,” said Chief Hubbard.
Allen is charged with failure to report an accident injury, four counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and four counts of battery in a public place.
Police were able to arrest Allen through an anonymous tip. She was staying with a friend when police found her. Hubbard expects the friend to face charges for harboring a fugitive.
"I want citizens to know. Come forward," Hubbard said. "There's a new day with the East St. Louis Police Department and we are at the point where crime will not be tolerated."
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