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Woman seen driving over graves at National Cemetery during flyover will not face charges, deputies say

The driver’s husband was having a diabetic episode

HOUSTON – A woman who was seen driving over multiple graves at Houston’s National Cemetery will not face any charges.

Witnesses said she apparently drove over dozens of headstones.

The incident was recorded as people were at the cemetery to enjoy the Lone Star Flight Museum’s Fight to the Finish Flyover Sunday.

Witnesses also said she also almost ran over a family there to pay respects to her grandparent’s graves. That was Amanda Hill’s family. She tweeted: “My heart is broken for the veterans whose headstones this woman ran over today.”

On Tuesday, deputies at the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office said the woman and her husband, who is also a veteran, were blocked in when he started having a diabetic episode. Officials said the woman explained that she drove around the vehicles and onto the cemetery.

She apologized and agreed to pay for any and all damages.

However, the site is a federal cemetery so she was given a ticket for driving on cemetery grounds


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