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Mother facing charges in crash

UPDATED 2:31 p.m.

21st Street South

UPDATED 2:31 p.m.
MOORHEAD - A Fargo woman appeared in Clay County Court today following a Moorhead police investigation indicating that she "deliberately" drove her Jeep Grand Cherokee into the Honda Accord her son was driving Saturday night.

Corie Metz, 42, has been charged with three counts of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree DWI, controlled substance.

Moorhead police Lt. Chris Carey said Metz followed the Accord, driven by her son Parker Metz, 19, of Moorhead from the Moorhead Sports Center.

Before the collision, the Jeep Corie Metz was driving made contact with the Accord at the 2100 block of 4th Avenue in Moorhead as Parker Metz attempted to get away from her, Carey said.

The Jeep hit the Honda in the parking lot of the Holiday gas station on 21st Street South and Fourth Avenue, heavily damaging the car.

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According to a Moorhead Police Department statement, "Our investigation indicates that she deliberately struck the rear end of a Honda Accord, at a fast rate of speed ... The Accord struck a street light and was pinned between the pole and the Jeep."

At 9:34 p.m., Moorhead police, the Moorhead Fire Department and F-M Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

Passenger Samantha Briggs, 20, of Fargo was trapped in the backseat of the Accord, her feet pinned under the front passenger's seat.

The Moorhead Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to free Briggs, who was transported to MeritCare Hospital. She was treated and released, a Meritcare spokeswoman said.

The front-seat passenger, Roxy Linn, 63, of Aitkin, Minn., also was transported to MeritCare. No information on her condition was available.

Corie Metz was alone in the Jeep at the time of the collision.

According to a court complaint, Corie Metz told investigators she didn't want to hurt anyone, she just wanted to get her son's attention.

The complaint said it appeared to an officer that Metz was under the influence of a mood-altering drug. Metz told police she was on a number of medications.

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