Bond was denied Wednesday for a 17-year-old driver who police said chased a group of children who had yelled at her to slow down, then later returned to the scene and ran over a 15-year-old boy during an apparent fit of road rage.
Fulton County Magistrate Judge Roy Roberts told Lynette Walls that she had total disregard for human life and was dangerous. Walls, who has no prior arrests, stood emotionless and said nothing as Roberts ordered her held without bond.
The 15-year-old was critically injured in the incident, which happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Grand Avenue in southwest Atlanta.
Atlanta police spokesman Otis Redmond told the AJC that about 6 p.m., an argument erupted between Walls and several children playing in the street when one “shouted for her to slow down in the neighborhood.”
“At some point, she chased one or more of the children with her vehicle through the front yard of a home in the 2700 block of Grand Avenue,” Redmond said, adding that a fight then broke out between residents of a nearby home and Walls and one of her passengers.
“Approximately two hours after that initial fight, Ms. Walls’ vehicle was spotted on Grand Avenue in the same area,” Redmond said.
A 15-year-old boy was standing in the street “when witnesses say the driver of the vehicle accelerated toward him,” Redmond said. The driver struck the boy, then fled the scene.
The boy was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition with head injuries and multiple facial fractures, Redmond said.
Good job judge,keep this monster behind bars where she belongs. Here's hoping inmates will use her head as a mop, seeing as she has the hair for it already.