Huntington Station woman accused of driving into crowd

HEMPSTEAD - A Huntington Station woman is facing reckless endangerment and assault charges for allegedly trying to mow down a crowd of people with her car after getting into a fight.

Police say 39-year-old Shannon Chambers got into an argument with a group of women at the bar inside of the New Cassel American Legion hall on Prospect Street at around 2:30 a.m. According to officials, Chambers walked out after being punched in the eye, but witnesses heard her say she'd be back.

Investigators say she returned in her car and drove directly into a group of approximately 20 people standing outside of the building. Three women suffered minor injuries, but police say they were not the same women with whom Chambers had been fighting with.

Today, Chambers' friends said the mother of three was the victim in the situation because she was trying to protect herself.

"She's a loving person, a loving mother, she take care of her children," says Latoya Jackson. "I feel that she was provoked."

This is not Chambers' first run-in with the law. Police say in 2009, she slashed tires and smashed the window of a car.

Chambers was released on bail. She is due back in court next week.

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