Yessenia Garcia

Yessenia Garcia

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A woman is in custody after allegedly hitting a pedestrian who was running from a crime scene in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale police said the situation started on Sunday at 10:45 p.m. when officers responded to a fight in the nightclub area near Scottsdale and Camelback roads. Witnesses told police a man had assaulted another man and ran from the scene.

A short time later, the same suspect was hit by a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Yessenia Garcia, police said.

According to police, Garcia left the scene but was located by officers a short distance away where she was arrested for DUI.

The suspect who was hit by the vehicle was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. His current condition is unknown. 

The lawyer for Garcia released the following statement: "On May 24, 2020, Ms. Garcia was enjoying an evening out with her friends in Scottsdale’s Old Town club district. When she returned to her car, approximately 30 minutes after the accident, she found her vehicle in the same parking space she had left it hours earlier. The car had been damaged and upon making the damage report to nearby officers, Ms. Garcia was arrested on suspicion of DUI and Hit and Run. Ms. Garcia was not driving her car at the time of the accident and never drove her car after consuming alcohol that night. We believe surveillance footage from the parking lot where her car was parked will reveal that it could not have been the vehicle involved in the hit and run accident. We also believe surveillance video from inside the nightclub Ms. Garcia was attending may further prove that she could not have been the driver involved. Ms. Garcia has suffered a tremendous backlash and damage to her good reputation by these false allegations."


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