Jessica Mill, 30, appeared in court Tuesday. She’s facing a charge of vehicular assault.
The court document from Clark County says that just before 2 a.m. on Feb. 12, 2017, Mill was driving to Muchas Gracias in Vancouver in a 1997 Plymouth Neon.
Her passenger was Jameshia Carter.
They ordered food and parked in the parking lot. The court document says Mill then walked around to the passenger side of the vehicle and began arguing with Carter.
Mill grabbed Carter’s purse and while they fought over the purse, they broke the vehicle’s right front window.
Mill then climbed back in the vehicle and Carter thought she was going to leave without her, so she started getting back into the passenger seat.
As Carter was partially in the vehicle, Mill put the vehicle in reverse and backed up.
While the vehicle was reversing, Carter said she was struck by the open passenger door and knocked to the ground. Mill continued driving in reverse and ran over Carter with the right front tire.
Mill kept driving backwards onto the sidewalk on the north side of the restaurant, causing the door to hit the building and fold forward. She then drove forward through the parking lot, over a curb and crashed into a tree.
A deputy who responded to the scene suspected Mill was impaired on illicit drugs. After obtaining a search warrant to collect a blood sample, investigators discovered her blood contained 0.021 mg/L of amphetamine, 0.16 mg/L of methamphetamine, 12ng/mL of Carboxy-THC and 0.083 mg/L of Alprazolam.
Carter suffered a fractured left side rib, an abrasion to her left hip and right knee and a contusion of her left knee. She was about two months pregnant and suffered a miscarriage.