Surfside Beach teen sentenced to six years in prison for hitting man with car

troot@thesunnews.comOctober 10, 2012 

An 18-year-old Surfside Beach woman was ordered to serve six years in prison after she admitted to hitting a man with a vehicle in Myrtle Beach last year, according to court records.

Courtney Nicole Hunt, 18, of Surfside Beach pleaded guilty to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature on Monday and Circuit Court Judge Edward B. Cottingham sentenced her to six years in prison, according to court records. Hunt was given credit for the time she’s previously served and was ordered to pay court costs.

Hunt was 17 when she was charged with attempted murder in August 2011 by Myrtle Beach police following the June incident, according to authorities.

At the time of her arrest on Aug. 24, 2011, Myrtle Beach police Capt. David Knipes said the charge against Hunt stemmed from June 30, when a man was struck by a vehicle in the area of 11th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive.

A female was driving a Pontiac Grand Am in a parking lot and struck the man, according to police.

Witnesses told police that three men got out of the car and argued with the female, according to the report.

The witnesses said another car was blocking her and kept her from immediately leaving the parking lot.

Witnesses said the driver started to back out of the parking area and the victim got in front of the vehicle and she hit him, according to the report.

The witnesses said the man went up on the hood of the vehicle and was carried on the car into 11th Avenue South, where he was tossed from the vehicle into the road.

The female driver sped away on Kings Highway and the other two men scattered in different directions from the scene, witnesses told police.

The victim had a wound to his head and was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.

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