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Va. woman accused of pointing gun at firefighters

Sunday - 7/28/2013, 6:46pm  ET

LOVINGSTON, Va. (AP) -- A Schuyler woman faces charges of pointing a gun at rescuers after she wrecked a car in Nelson County.

Virginia State Police say no shots were fired and there were no injuries.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says a car driven by 25-year-old Samantha D. Tyree-Vest ran off the road and went up an embankment Saturday evening.

Tyree-Vest is accused of pointing a handgun at firefighters and EMS personnel as they approached the car to help her.

Geller says they told the woman to drop the gun and she complied.

Tyree-Vest was arrested after she became combative during the crash investigation.

She was charged with first-offense driving under the influence, possession of brass knuckles and two firearms charges.

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