Huntsville Police make arrest in hit-and-run that injured a 4-year-old child

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police have made an arrest in a weekend hit-and-run at the Economy Inn on University Drive in Huntsville.

Police have arrested 24-year-old Jessica Matthews. Police said Matthews drove through the parking lot of the Economy Inn on University Drive on Saturday and ran over the 4-year-old victim’s foot.  The girl was playing in the parking lot, police said.

The girl’s father followed Matthews to a residence and called police, who arrested her.  She is charged with second-degree assault.

The victim was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.