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.

Ashley Alvarez (credit: Jefferson County)

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.

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The clerk was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Police arrested Alvarez at 64th Avenue and Pecos Street.

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Police say Alvarez is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and charges are pending the investigation.

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No other information was released.