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Charges Filed Against 2 Women In Separate Hit & Run Incidents

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Nicole Alvarez and Darlene Powell (credit: Denver District Attorney's Office)

Nicole Alvarez and Darlene Powell (credit: Denver District Attorney’s Office)

DENVER, Colo. (CBS4) – Two women accused in connection with separate hit-and-run incidents that occurred last week have been formally charged.

According to Lynn Kimbrough with Denver police, Nicole Alvarez, 28, is charged with one count each of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury and vehicular assault.

“The charges allege that on March 14, Alvarez was driving westbound on West Quincy Avenue at South Newton Street when she crossed the double yellow center line and struck a motorcyclist head on,” Kimbrough said in a statement.

Kimbrough said Alvarez allegedly failed to stop at the scene “and then crashed into two more vehicles before being taken into custody.”

Alvarez was released on $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 2 for a second advisement.

In the second and separate incident, Kimbrough said Darlene Powell, 58, has been charged with one count each of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury, vehicular assault, DUI, and no proof of insurance.

“The charges allege that on March 14, Powell was in a vehicle facing westbound on East Northfield Boulevard near the Northfield Mall when she backed up, struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk, and then fled the scene,” Kimbrough said.

Powell’s bond was set at $50,000 and she remains in custody. She is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday to be formally advised of the charges.

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