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Police: Assault charge for woman who hit woman with car during dispute in Riverhead

Jaqulynn Vaughn, of Tampa, Florida, was arrested Friday,

Jaqulynn Vaughn, of Tampa, Florida, was arrested Friday, May 1, 2015, on a second-degree assault charge after she struck and seriously injured a woman with her car after the two had a physical fight at a Riverhead hotel, town police said. Credit: SCPD

A woman was arrested on an assault charge after police said she hit and seriously injured another woman with her vehicle during a dispute Friday afternoon at a Riverhead hotel.

Riverhead Town police responded to the incident at the Hotel Indigo, 1830 W. Main St., at 1:57 p.m.

When they arrived, officers were told that Jaqulynn Vaughn, of Tampa, Florida, and Rita Rios of Evanston, Illinois, had been in a physical altercation after which Vaughn hit Rios with her vehicle, police said.

Rios was taken to Stony Brook Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Vaughn was charged with second-degree assault. She will be arraigned at a later date, police said.

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