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LOCKPORT – A Washington Street woman on Friday pleaded not guilty to charges of first- and second-degree assault for allegedly hitting a woman with her SUV.

Richelle “Ricki” B. Clark, 37, allegedly was attempting to run down a man but hit the woman instead as the pair were standing in front of a Hawley Street convenience store in Lockport on Nov. 8.

She appeared before State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. and was released on her own recognizance. A pretrial hearing was set for June 28.

Clark had allegedly attempted to use her Dodge Durango to hit her boyfriend as he stood outside of the Convenient One Stop at 322 Hawley. Assistant District Attorney Joel Grundy said the woman was badly injured when she rolled over the hood and then landed on the grass.

A store manager told police that Clark also tried to hit him and he had to jump out of the way when he came out to aid the injured woman.

According to police, Clark continued chasing her boyfriend with her vehicle, driving through the grass behind the store until he was able to flee to safety on the north side of the building.