Bartow County Board of Education Vice Chair Angela Cornett
CARTERSVILLE - A Bartow County Board of Education member has received a tough lesson about driver education. 41 year old Angela Cornett landed in jail after being accused of striking a student with her vehicle.
On Friday, December 28, Angela Cornett was arrested and charged with Reckless Conduct after an incident in the Walmart parking lot in Cartersville.
A Bartow County Sheriff's incident report says a 17 year old 12th grader from Adairsville High School was holding a parking space, for her brother's girlfriend, when Cornett told her to move. She didn't and that's when Cornett is alleged to have accelerated into the parking space with enough force to physically move the alleged victim.
Police noted the alleged victim had 'road grime' along her pant leg consistent with the tire size on Cornett's white Lexus SUV. However, she was not visibly hurt.
Cornett is reported to have said the girl 'leaned against the vehicle'.
After reviewing security camera video, police arrested Cornett who has been released on bond.
11Alive News knocked on Cornett's door to talk with her but we were told by a relative that she was away. As for the alleged victim, her parents did not want her to speak to us about the incident.