• A Minnesota woman was accused of driving an SUV through a cemetery during her ex-boyfriend's funeral Saturday
  • She claimed she was approached by people and drove away when she thought they would hurt her
  • Witnesses said the woman was not invited to the funeral and they were going to ask her to leave

A woman from Barnesville, Minnesota, has been arrested after allegedly driving an SUV through a cemetery and disrupting her ex-boyfriend's funeral service, court documents showed.

Authorities apprehended Blair Whitten Saturday and charged her with one count of misdemeanor reckless endangerment, local newspaper St. Paul Pioneer Press reported, citing court documents. The arrest stemmed from reports from several people of a vehicle that had been driving over gravesites that day at Riverside Cemetery in Fargo, North Dakota.

The driver identified herself as Whitten — who is aged 28 or 29, according to the documents — and told police she had shown up for her ex-boyfriend's funeral. She reportedly said she started her driving spree in the cemetery when people approached her vehicle and she thought they would hurt her.

Whitten said she was being careful not to hit anything, the documents said.

Fargo police spokeswoman Jessica Schindeldecker, however, was quoted by KVRR as saying, "Multiple complainants reported Whitten was driving her vehicle, inside the cemetery, in a manner with extreme indifference for human life which created substantial risk of serious bodily injury to persons in the cemetery."

When interviewed by police, the father of the deceased ex-boyfriend also said Whitten drove the SUV through the cemetery at a high speed, as per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He also told authorities that Whitten was not invited to the funeral.

A witness said Whitten was not welcome at the funeral because she had made harassing posts on social media about her ex-boyfriend's death.

The same witness told police he approached Whitten's parked vehicle after the burial with the intent to ask her to leave, but she accelerated her vehicle toward him, forcing him to jump out of the way.

Whitten was taken to the Cass County Jail. She entered a not guilty plea before a court Monday.

No one was injured in the incident, according to KVRR.

Representation.Blair Whitten was arrested after she allegedly drove an SUV through a cemetary during her ex-boyfriend's funeral. Pixabay