Des Moines woman found competent to stand trial for racially motivated hit-and-runs
A Des Moines woman
because of their race in hit-and-run crashes is competent to stand trial.
This is according to court documents on a psychiatric evaluation for Nicole Poole.
Poole is charged with attempted murder after police say she intentionally ran over a Hispanic girl and black boy near Des Moines-area schools last December.
She is also charged in connection with an outburst at a convenience store in West Des Moines on the same day.
She was originally supposed to stand trial in February, but a judge suspended the proceedings after determining she was incompetent to stand trial. Poole was ordered to receive treatment.
A hearing is now scheduled for May 28th.