Woman Accused In I-70 Road Rage Incident Advised Of Several Charges
DENVER (CBS4) – A woman who allegedly attacked another driver on the road along Interstate 70 faced a judge on Friday.
The other driver snapped photos of the angry woman, which led police to her.
Andrea Marquez, 31, appeared in court to face some serious charges, including two felonies. A woman said she tapped on her brakes during an afternoon rush hour commute, and that’s what led to the incident.
The victim said she’s relieved her recording led to the suspect’s arrest but she is still scared to show her face.
The victim said she began recording because she was afraid for her life. She said on March 12 at approximately 5:30 p.m. she was driving on westbound Interstate 70 at the I-25 interchange when she noticed another driver trailing her car a little too closely. The victim said she tapped on her brakes, which apparently led to the Marquez getting in front of the victim’s car, blocking two lanes of traffic and demanding the victim get out of her car.
When the victim refused the suspect allegedly grabbed a metal object and began striking the victim’s car as she drove away from the suspect. After the victim shared her video with police it was aired on local media and led to a tip that resulted in Marquez’s arrest.
Marquez is now facing felony criminal mischief, felony menacing, driving under revocation and reckless driving.
The victim told CBS4 she wants Marquez to pay for the $2,000 in damages she allegedly caused, as well as take anger management.
Marquez was in court Friday afternoon to be advised of the charges.