Police arrest 18-year-old Bethel Park woman for driving juvenile to fight

BETHEL PARK, Pa. — The Bethel Park Police Department has arrested a woman on multiple charges.

Haley Jankowski, 18, of Bethel Park was charged on June 2 with endangering the welfare of children, ethnic intimidation, a DUI, recklessly endangering another person, criminal mischief and reckless driving.

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Police say Jankowski drove a juvenile to Neil Armstrong Middle School to fight another juvenile. Once in the parking lot, a group of kids began throwing things at Jankowski’s car, and one witness told police she drove her vehicle toward them and tried to run them over.

“I’m just very hurt but nobody knows the truth,” Jankowski said. “These kids were bullying him in school, said they were going to come to the house, shoot up the house.”

She lost control of the car, crashed through a fence and over a hillside, according a police report. She and the juvenile in her car were injured, and Jankowski was taken to a hospital for treatment and a blood draw.

Police said she carries a medical marijuana card and has been known to smoke marijuana. Jankowski does not have a driver’s license, police said. They are still investigating the incident.