WELLINGTON, Colo. (CBS4)– A driver has been charged after allegedly driving recklessly and leaving his passenger injured in an intersection.

Joseph Dominic Savell has been charged with vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an injury accident, driving under the influence and reckless driving.

Police believe that Savell, 29, of Wellington, was driving an open-door Jeep near the intersection of Buffalo Creek Parkway and Crazy Horse Lane in Wellington a little after midnight on Friday.

He apparently attempted to turn at a high rate of speed which threw his 25-year-old passenger from the Jeep and onto the road. Savell then allegedly drove away, leaving the woman in the road.

Larimer County Deputies were called to the intersection on reports of a injured woman in the intersection. When they arrived they found the Wellington woman with serious injuries to her head and face.

She was rushed to the hospital where her condition is unknown.

Deputies tracked down Savell at his home where he was arrested. He remains in the Larimer County Jail where he is awaiting a bond.

The investigation into the incident is continuing. Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.


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