Woman charged after tearing Confederate flag tag off truck, hitting man

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A woman is facing charges after police say she tore a Confederate flag "tag" off a truck and then backed into the truck's owner.

According to a release from Charleston police, 43-year-old Lee Ann Walters is charged with vandalism and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

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They said Walters stopped her car at Murray Boulevard and East Battery around 11 a.m. Saturday. They said she removed a "Confederate tag" off the front of the victim’s pick-up by tearing it off.

They said she then backed into the truck's owner as he was trying to get her license plate number.

The victim, who suffered a minor knee injury and was seen by EMS, told police Walters hit him by accident.

Police found Walters at her home using the plate number the victim gave them.

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