A Morgantown, W.Va., teenager is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a Morgantown woman while they were traveling on Interstate 79 in Whiteley Township on March 5.

State police said the incident occurred when the 16-year-old girl was being moved to a juvenile facility in Brooke County, W.Va. by West Virginia Youth case worker Darice Yerkovich.

While Yerkovich was driving on I-79, police said the teen began to pull her by the hair and punch her in the back of the head.

Officers said Yerkovich was able to get the car pulled over and call police.

The teen was charged in Greene County Juvenile Court with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and resisting arrest.

She was taken into custody by juvenile probation officers.

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