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Lula woman charged with assault with vehicle as child, disabled teen rode along
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Holly Jean Phillips

A Lula woman faces multiple charges after she allegedly attempted to ram the vehicle of her ex-husband with her SUV while a child and special-needs teen were riding along with her.

Holly Jean Phillips, 40, was charged with aggravated assault, reckless driving, reckless conduct, exploitation/abuse of an elderly person/disabled adult and first-degree cruelty to children, according to a statement from Lt. Scott Ware, public information officer, for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

She was being held at the Hall County Jail pending a hearing Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred Wednesday in the 4000 block of Winder Highway. The Sheriff’s Office statement alleges Phillips chased the victim, who was driving a 1998 Ford Mustang, and attempted to ram the other vehicle with her 2003 Ford Sport Trac.

Phillips had two daughters in the vehicle at the time — an 8-year-old riding in the back seat and a 19-year-old disabled/special-needs teen in the front seat, according to Ware. No one was injured. 

Ware said the victim was the only person in the Mustang and both vehicles sustained “minimal damage.” He said he did not know what led to the incident.

Phillips later was arrested at her home in the 6500 block of Victoria Lane in Lula and booked in at the Hall County Jail. The case remains under investigation.

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