Woman Tries to Hit Children, Husband With Vehicle

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- A West Des Moines mother was arrested on multiple charges of child endangerment Friday evening after she attempted to hit her children and her husband with a car in Des Moines.

According to a police report, Noura Tawr, 32, of West Des Moines was arrested after she tried to hit her four children and husband with her Chevy Trailblazer in the 4000 block of University Avenue in an apartment complex parking lot.

A witness says she heard a loud bang then saw the children and a man running away from a vehicle. She says the driver of the car backed up at a high rate of speed toward the children. The children suffered minor injuries however the man was hit and taken to the hospital.

The witness says the children yelled for their mother to stop as they ran to hide behind a balcony. The witness says she called the children towards her to protect them.

When officers spoke with Tawr, she admitted she hit the building but would not say anything else. Officers then spoke with one of the children, who said her parents had been fighting, but she didn’t know what caused the incident.

However, Tawr's husband says his wife was not trying to run over the family. He's says she must have lost control of vehicle and claimed she was a new and inexperienced driver. Officers made an arrest, however, based on their investigation of the scene.

The children are 4, 8, 11 and 14. Tawr was charged with domestic assault with intent to inflict serious injury, one count of child endangerment with bodily injuries and three charges of child endangerment with no injuries. No serious injuries were reported.


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