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Police: Woman Arrested After Striking Several Parked Cars, Intentionally Hitting Pedestrian

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A woman faces attempted murder charges after police say she intentionally struck a pedestrian with her car.

The incident was initially investigated as a hit-and-run. Colorado Springs police were called to Twisters Restaurant and Cantina near Fountain and Circle at 1:15 a.m. Saturday on reports that a vehicle had crashed into several parked cars and hit a person walking in the area. The vehicle ended up in the Harbor Freight Tools parking lot across the street from the restaurant, where the driver had crashed into a stop sign.

The female driver was trapped and had to be extricated from the vehicle. While first responders were helping her out of the vehicle, a man showed up at the scene with injuries to his face. He knew the driver, but police do not believe he was in the car. Both were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The pedestrian refused medical treatment.

Initially, police say they charged the driver, identified as 22-year-old Giavanna Rivera, with hit-and-run, DUI and reckless driving. But while investigating the incident, police say they came across additional evidence which indicated the driver had intentionally hit the pedestrian. She was then booked into the CJC on attempted murder charges.


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