Delaware State Police say a woman was severely beaten during an argument that started over spilled ice cream.

Two women and their children were passengers in a van Tuesday night when police say an argument started over whose child spilled ice cream in the van. Court records state 26-year-old Natasha Evans of Delmar, who was intoxicated, threatened to jump out.

The van pulled off U.S. 13 north of Delmar and when the second woman tried to get Evans back inside, records state Evans punched her, then held her head under water in a roadside ditch. Police say a man pulled over and pulled Evans off her.

The woman was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where police say she was in stable condition.

Evans is charged with attempted murder and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.