Kingston woman charged with assaulting partner, fleeing scene

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
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KINGSTON — A woman involved in a domestic dispute with her partner initiated a police pursuit that ended in a crash in a construction zone in the Back Mountain late Tuesday, authorities say.

Christina Ana Andujar, 32, was arrested after she lost control of her Honda when it struck a curb on Route 415 in Kingston Township at about midnight.

Police pursued Andujar from her residence on Butler Street, Kingston, after she was allegedly involved in a dispute with her partner, Shannon Bayait.

According to a criminal complaint:

Bayait told police they had been arguing throughout the night.

During the dispute, Bayait claimed Andujar took $150 and her cell phone when she attempted to call 911. Bayait said Andujar choked her and pushed her to the floor in a bathroom, causing her to strike her elbow off a fixture.

Bayait also claimed Andujar threatened to harm her and slaughter her family.

Andujar left the residence but returned as Bayait was getting into her vehicle.

As the two vehicles were side by side, Andujar returned Bayait’s cell phone.

Bayait then called 911.

When Andujar spotted police, she sped away. That started a pursuit through Kingston to the North Cross Valley Expressway traveling toward the Back Mountain.

Andujar continued on the Dallas Memorial Highway where she crashed in a construction zone on Route 415. Andujar was aware she was being pursued but said she was afraid to stop because she did not have a driver’s license.

Andujar was arraigned Wednesday on charges of robbery, fleeing or attempting to elude police, strangulation, simple assault, terroristic threats, harassment, driving without a license, reckless driving and two counts of theft. She was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

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By Ed Lewis

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