PD: Woman hit daughter with car

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SURPRISE, Ariz. -- A Glendale mother allegedly hit her 17-year-old daughter with her car after an argument on Friday.

According to Sgt. Mark Ortega with the Surprise Police Department, Sylvia Aranda, 37, and her daughter were in a heated argument when Aranda pulled over near Greenway and El Mirage roads to let the girl out of the car.

Witnesses told police that Aranda then drove her 2006 Chrysler onto the sidewalk, hit the teen with the front passenger tire and drove away.

Ortega said Aranda returned to the scene while police and fire personnel were treating the victim for minor injuries. The teen was released to a family member.

Aranda was interviewed and placed under arrest. She was then transported and booked into Fourth Avenue Jail on one count of aggravated assault.

She has since been released due to a lack of probable cause. According to a judge, because the girl was not under the age of 15, there is no probable cause to believe Aranda committed the crime as submitted because it was submitted as an aggravated assault by an adult upon a minor.

Ortega said the oversight is being corrected and a charge of aggravated assault with a weapon or dangerous instrument is being submitted to the County Attorney's Office.

The judge released Aranda on her own recognizance and told her to appear at her next court hearing.