Woman charged with running over 2 people in car

Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON – A 28-year-old Bloomfield woman was arrested early today for allegedly running over two people in a stolen vehicle late Wednesday.

Angela Yazzie

Angela Yazzie is facing two charges of aggravated battery, along with a charge of abuse of a child and a charge of receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle, according to a San Juan County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Deputies were initially dispatched to the area of county roads 4909 and 4910 around 11:39 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of a collision between a vehicle and two pedestrians.

During the investigation, it was determined that Yazzie allegedly intended to hit the two victims with the vehicle, according to the press release.

A 24-year-old Bloomfield woman was airlifted and transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. The woman was listed in critical condition, according to San Juan County Sheriff's Office detective Lt. Kyle Lincoln. Her injuries included a broken left leg, broken right arm and broken pelvis, Lincoln said.

The other pedestrian, a 24-year-old Farmington man, had no injuries, and was treated and released from the scene.

Lincoln said both victims were intoxicated at the time.

The vehicle allegedly driven by Yazzie was found at a home on Country Road 4910. It was later discovered the vehicle had been stolen from Albuquerque, according to the press release.

An 1-year-old child was found at the residence, where deputies found and detained Yazzie and an unidentified male passenger. Both Yazzie and the man were too intoxicated to be interviewed, according to the press release.

Lincoln said the male passenger is not a person of interest in the case.

Yazzie was being held today at the San Juan County Detention Center, and detectives are still conducting an investigation.