Teen Allegedly Runs Down Two Girls With Car

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Muskegon, Mich. – An 18-year-old woman was released to her mother after being charged with two felonies on Monday.

Audra LaVassuer was arraigned in Muskegon County 60th District Court on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, after she allegedly ran down two teenage girls with her car late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, striking one of them.

According to Muskegon County Prosecutor DJ Hilson, the incident stemmed from an argument via text messages between the group.

“It’s my understanding that it was as a result of some text messages going between the parties and based on those words a fight was going to ensue,” Hilson stated.

Lavassuer’s mother told FOX 17 the texts her daughter received that night were “terrible.”  She believes her daughter was scared, and the whole incident was an accident.

The two victims were reportedly walking near Glen Avenue and Glenside Road, when LaVassuer approached the intersection in her car, and drove into the girls.

“One of the victims was able to get out of the way of the vehicle and suffered some minor bruising on her legs,” Hilson explained.  “The other victim was struck, suffering some cuts on her head, broken teeth bruising on her legs, scrapes and bruising on her lower back.”

LaVassuer’s mother posted a family surety bond of $10,000 and the Muskegon High School grad was released, according to court records.

Prosecutor Hilson says the teen does not have a record as an adult.  Mom says her daughter has never been in trouble, and is usually shy and quiet, adding that LaVassuer went to work early Tuesday morning, and was in class at Muskegon Community College that evening.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 18.

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10 comments

  • fedupparent

    She should be facing attempted murder charges and bail should reflect that she tried running over 2 girls, who cares how bad the text messages were, nobody would have died from those, wonder who this family is connected with in the justice system for everyone to look the other way for this 18 year old girl. This is ridiculous I have seen higher bails set for breaking into a home. Her Parents should be ashamed that they raised a child that behaves so COWARDLY!!

      • lovethehaters

        this isnt gang wars you misguided child. TEXTING ISNT REAL. she used a 4000 lb car to try and kill two people. she shouldnt be allowed to drive and should serve serious time like any other psychopath that confused thinking about running sisters over from actually running sisters over.

  • 2013worldseries

    WTH? Hmm, I wonder if I will get away with running down two people that know me and know my car. This is just nuts.

  • Tim

    She should be charged with two counts of attempted vehicular manslaughter. And she should not be released to her parents for crap sakes! She is an adult. She knows right from wrong! She should still be behind bars with all the rest of the criminals!

  • Ala

    It sounds like she is too immature to have a phone that texts or a driver's license. They should both be removed from her possession until she becomes an adult and shows that she can be trusted with them!

  • CommonSense

    So, she was "scared" so decided to run someone down with a vehicle. Hope she finds a way to run when she is incarcerated in the big house with the big girls. Mama's little baby is going to have to grow up really fast when she faces the judge on this one….

  • buffy

    @Ala sounds like the other two girls shouldn't have THEIR phones either!! Teenage girls are the worst things created. They can be pure unadulterated evil wrapped in skin. And yes, I have been on the receiving end of some girls unnecessary wrath. I only wish I could have erased them at the time.