WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – Wheat Ridge police arrested a woman after they say a gas station clerk was hit by a vehicle on Saturday. Police responded to the area near 47th Avenue and Kipling Street at around 7 a.m. on a call about an unwanted person at the Conoco.
As officers arrived, they saw a woman, identified as 29-year-old Ashley Alvarez, get into a running vehicle and drive away, striking the store clerk who was trying to stop the vehicle. Police say the vehicle did not belong to the suspect.READ MORE: Bill To Allow More Access To Accident Data From Ski Resorts Fails
The clerk was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Police arrested Alvarez at 64th Avenue and Pecos Street.READ MORE: Levitt Pavilion To Host Free Concerts Again This Summer: 'Healing Power Of Music'
Police say Alvarez is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and charges are pending the investigation.MORE NEWS: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Searches For Person Who Threw Dog From Car Window On I-76
No other information was released.