Police: Woman arrested after running over son with minivan

Police: Woman arrested after running over son with minivan

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge woman has been released on a $25,000 bond after she was accused of running over her son with her minivan, according to an affidavit of probable cause from the Baton Rouge Police Department.

On Wednesday just after 8 p.m. police were called to the 11000 block of Stan Avenue. Officers found the victim had a compound fracture in his leg.

During the investigation, police learned the woman, 49-year-old Joyel Fields, and her son had been arguing. She got into her minivan and backed the vehicle up the driveway in attempt to hit him. He was able to get out of the way in time.

The arguing continued and Fields backed up a second time, but this time a witness pulled Fields' son out of the way.

The witness and Fields' son walked across to a neighbor's yard to leave the scene.

Reports say that is when Fields drove her van forward, across the grass front yard and struck her son in front of the front door of the neighbor's home. The front left tire of the van rolled over his leg.

Fields was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of aggravated second degree battery.

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