An Aiken woman was detained Saturday after allegedly flagging a woman down on Highway 19 and throwing alcoholic drinks into her vehicle, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.


Amber Boone, 26, of Jefferson Avenue, was charged with two counts of third-degree assault and battery.


The incident happened at about 10 p.m. Saturday on S.C. 19 in New Ellenton, according to a sheriff’s report. The 54-year-old victim said she and a co-worker were leaving a restaurant and pulling onto the highway to head to work at the Savannah River Site when they heard the three suspects “calling out and pointing.”


The victim and her co-worker, who were traveling in separate cars, pulled off the road. The victim asked her co-worker if he had left his wallet at the restaurant, police said. She saw the three suspects running toward them and identified two of the suspects as family members of her granddaughter.


Amber Boone and a third unidentified female suspect opened the victim’s vehicle door and started “harassing” her, police said. The victim started to drive away but the two suspects threw drinks on her and inside her car.


Officers examined the inside of the car, which was wet and smelled of alcohol.


Woman jailed for roadside assault