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Mom accused of hitting car and trying to hit two women while driving drunk

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A Chattanooga mother is facing a list of charges after she allegedly hit another vehicle and attempted to hit two women with the car her children were in.

Chattanooga Police arrested Tamra Johnson, 30, shortly after midnight on Monday morning.

According to court records, an officer was patrolling the Dodson Avenue area when two women approached him and asked for help. The women told the officer that Johnson hit a parked vehicle with her car on N. Orchard Knob Avenue before attempting to hit them with the car.

Police responded to the area and found Johnson in the vehicle with damage to it from the collision. The officer wrote in his report that Johnson stepped out of the vehicle with “great difficulty” and admitted to drinking heavily. The officer also found two small children in the back seat, a three year-old and a three month-old.

Eyewitnesses told the officer Johnson arrived to pick up the children and became upset that the two women were at the home.

Johnson faces charges of two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of child abuse and neglect, resisting arrest, driving under the influence, implied consent and false reports.

She’s being held at the Hamilton County Jail on a $56,000 bond. She’s due in court on January 19.

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