U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips announced Friday a woman who rammed her vehicle into numerous pedestrians and cars has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
On May 7, 2017, 49-year-old Donnie Bean, operating a vehicle under the influence of cannabinoids and alcohol from about 5:45 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in downtown Washington, according to court records.
Around 6 p.m., Bean drove her black Honda Civic through a red light at the intersection of Seventh Street and Florida Avenue. The vehicle hit a bicyclist and a 9-year-old girl, who suffered minor injuries, according to court records.
Around 6:10 p.m., Bean’s vehicle barely missed two people at Fifth and H Streets. One of the pedestrians yelled at Bean and she responding by saying “You wanna make it real?” She drove down the road a short distance, made a U-turn and drove back toward the same pedestrians, who were able to flee to safety by darting behind a traffic signal pole, according to court records.
A short time later, she hit a car in the rear end at Fifth Street and Massachusetts Avenue. The driver exited his vehicle, approached Bean and told her to stay put. Bean, refusing to listen accelerated toward them man, who was hit and flipped over her car into the road. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to court records.
The Metropolitan Police spotted Bean driving erratically in the 1200 block of V Street. When the officer tried to stop her, she rammed her Honda Civic into the police cruiser. She then fled into the 1300 block of V Street, where the officer continued to try to stop her. She rammed her vehicle into the cruiser multiple times. The vehicle finally came to a stop and she was apprehended.