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June 26. 2013 12:54PM

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LARKSVILLE - A woman was arraigned Wednesday on charges she intentionally struck her boyfriend with her vehicle.

Melissa Jaslar, 37, of Midtown Village, Larksville, was charged with three counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, and one count each of aggravated assault by DUI, accidents involving injury, reckless driving, careless driving and failure to stop and render aid. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail.

Police allege Jaslar intentionally struck Brian Reed, 32, on Carver Street just before 7:30 p.m. Reed was thrown in brush and was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical center for back and leg injuries, police said.

Jaslar drove away after striking Reed, and returned when police were interviewing a witness.

Police allege Jaslar displayed signs of intoxication, according to the criminal complaint.

Jaslar told police she got into an argument with Reed at her residence. As she was driving him to his house, she claimed Reed got out of her car, the complaint says.

Jaslar said she struck Reed once with the vehicle. Reed yelled to her, “You can do better than that” as he continued to walk on Carver Street. Jaslar claimed she drove at a high rate of speed and struck Reed with the right front of her vehicle, according to the complaint.

Police said Jaslar submitted to a blood alcohol test at Geisinger Wyoming Valley.

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