Deputies: Gibsonton woman intentionally hit by driver after argument

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 4:38 PM EDT

Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 27-year-old Gibsonton woman early Tuesday after she intentionally struck another woman with her car following an argument over parking.

  • Sasha Mendoza, 27, charged with attempted murder
  • Kristina Blair, 38, suffered serious injuries
  • Mendoza also driving without valid driver's license

Investigators said at around 3:40 a.m. on July 11, Sasha Mendoza, 27, and Kristina Blair, 38, got into a verbal altercation over "parking concerns" near Mendoza's home on Fish Hook Place in Gibsonton. Following the argument, Blair reportedly left the scene and drove south on Fish Hook Place, and Mendoza, who had a passenger in her car, followed her.

Shortly after, deputies said Blair stopped, got out of her car, and approached Mendoza's car. The argument resumed, with Mendoza still in her car, then Mendoza purposely accelerated into Blair. Subsequently, Mendoza fled the scene.

Deputies said Blair suffered serious injuries, but is in stable condition. Mendoza was later located and arrested.

Deputies charged her with Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a Valid License.