An east Tennessee woman has been charged withÂ seven counts of felony reckless endangerment after allegedly driving her car through a COVID-19 vaccination site as an apparent protest against the vaccine.
Members of the Blount County Sheriffâ€™s Office arrested Virginia C. Brown on Monday morning after deputies working at the site saw her drive an SUV through a closed cone course and into an enclosed tent where several health department and national guard personnel were working, according to WSMV TV.
Workers at the tent told officers that Brownâ€™s vehicle almost hit seven people in the tent, according to the Blount County Daily Times.
Witnesses said Brown yelled â€œno vaccineâ€ during her ride, and several witnesses told deputies theyÂ thought that the driver was going to kill them, according to a sheriffâ€™s report.
A deputy who witnessed the incident eventually performed a traffic stop on Brown,Â WVLT TV reported. He arrested her and drove her to the Blount County Detention Facility. She continued making anti-vaccine statements on the way to the facility.
Brown claimed she was only going five miles an hour. The sheriffâ€™s office said she drove her car through the tent at a â€œhigh speed.â€
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