Woman gets probation and community service for trying to run over black women and children in Swampscott parking lot – Boston News, Weather, Sports


SWAMPSCOTT, MASS. (WHDH) – A woman from Lynn was sentenced to probation and community service after pleading guilty to driving her car to a group of black women and children in a parking lot in Swampscott and their shouting racial slurs last year, officials said.

In July 2020, Rhonda Wozniak, 61, drove her Ford Escape and three black women and their five children as they drove through the Cookie Monstah parking lot in Swampscott, nearly hitting them. When one of the women asked her to slow down, Wozniak, who is Caucasian, yelled racial slurs at them and told them to go back to where they came from, court documents show.

Wozniak pleaded guilty to eight counts of violating civil rights and eight counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in Lynn District Court on Tuesday. Prosecutors recommended one year probation and 100 hours of community service while the defense demanded that the case be continued without conclusion for six months, and a judge sentenced Wozniak to nine months probation and 40 hours of community service.

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