Woman drives into Florida plasma donation center
9 hurt in incident; Driver charged with aggravated battery
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman is in the hospital but she soon could be heading to jail after she intentionally drove her car into a Florida plasma donation center, sending eight other people to the hospital, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
The crash happened after noon Saturday at DCI Biologicals in Jacksonville, a facility where people can donate plasma.
Police said 35-year-old Pamela Miller arrived at DCI Biologicals with her boyfriend Saturday morning. People inside told WJXT-TV she had taken several pills while waiting.
From there, police said Miller got into an argument with employees.
"We're getting conflicting stories," said Lt. Derrick Mitchell, of JSO. "Some folks are saying that she was upset because she wasn't able to donate. After she was told she couldn't donate, that's when she crashed the car into the front of the business."
Authorities said Miller was the only one inside of the car when she drove it about 40 feet inside of the business. It didn't take long for police to arrive, as the JSO substation is next door.
Nine people were hurt. Police said none of the injuries were life-threatening.
Police said Miller is charged with aggravated battery, but the State Attorney's Office could add more charges. There's no word on when the business would be back open.
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