Arizona woman accused of DUI hit assault suspect fleeing scene, police say

Police - Woman accused of DUI hits assault suspect fleeing scene

Scottsdale, Ariz. — An Arizona woman accused of drunken driving is also accused of hitting a man who was fleeing a crime scene, authorities said.

Yessenia Garcia, 32, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, KPHO reported. According to the police, officers responded to a fight near a Scottsdale nightclub around 10:45 p.m. Sunday night. Witnesses told police a man had assaulted another man and fled the scene, the television station reported.

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Moments later, the suspect was hit by a vehicle driven by Garcia, according to the Scottsdale Police Department.

Police said Garcia left the scene but was located by officers nearby and arrested, KPHO reported.

The man hit by the vehicle was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries, the television station reported.

Yessenia Garcia is accused of DUI and of also hitting a pedestrian who was fleeing a crime scene.
Yessenia Garcia is accused of DUI and of also hitting a pedestrian who was fleeing a crime scene. (Scottsdale Police Department)