Dresden woman accused of injuring 1-year-old while driving SUV after argument

Posted Aug. 05, 2014, at 12:04 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Dresden woman faces charges including felony aggravated assault following an incident Sunday in Brunswick that left a 1-year-old child with a minor cut on his head.

After an argument erupted late Sunday afternoon during a family gathering at a Creekside Village apartment, Rachel M. Corson, 43, allegedly got into her Jeep Grand Cherokee and prepared to drive off, Deputy Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department said Tuesday.

As Corson attempted to leave, a 20-year-old woman, who was carrying her 1-year-old son, opened the passenger-side front door and attempted to remove something from the SUV’s glove box, according to Hagan.

Corson allegedly backed up the Grand Cherokee and struck the child with the open vehicle door, Hagan said. She then allegedly drove away.

Brunswick rescue workers treated the child at the scene for a minor head laceration.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office located Corson later on Sunday at her Dresden home. She was arrested Monday afternoon at the Brunswick police department and charged with aggravated assault, aggravated driving to endanger, aggravated leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and reckless conduct. She was also issued a criminal summons for operating after license suspension.

Corson was released on personal recognizance bail. A court date was not immediately available.

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