CLIVE — A 14-year-old girl walking on the sidewalk to Indian Hills Jr. High School in Clive was intentionally hit by a vehicle, according to police.
42-year-old Nicole Poole told investigators she left the roadway on December 9 and hit the girl on the sidewalk because she was Mexican, police announced during a Friday press conference.
DES MOINES – A Des Moines woman told authorities she hit a teenage girl with her car because the victim was Hispanic, according to court records.
Nicole Marie Poole Franklin, 42, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly running down a 14-year-old on Dec. 9 as the girl walked to Indian Hills Junior High School, Clive police say. The Des Moines woman is being held at the Polk County Jail.
Franklin is accused of driving her 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee off the roadway in the 9200 block of Indian Hills Drive at Indian Hills Junior High School onto a sidewalk where the victim was walking, according to a criminal complaint.