She didn't get far. Two people pointed the cops in the direction of Gonzalez, who was corralled on the 1500 block of North Rosemary Street.
She doesn't appear to have been very happy about the situation. The report says she began shouting at the officer that she "didn't do nothing wrong" -- this despite the individuals above having already identified her as having caused the crash.
Her believability wasn't helped by the sort of description police officers are taught to use in reports to denote intoxication: "bloodshot and watery eyes, slow, slurred and mumbled speech, a strong odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage from her breath, and very unsteady balance."Gonzalez is quoted as saying she couldn't possibly have been piloting the vehicle in the crash because "she is unable to drive" as a "habitual offender," the statement maintains.
After refusing to cooperate with sobriety tests, the report continues, the officer tried to put Gonzalez in custody, "at which point she attempted to punch me in the face."This blow missed, but the Denver District Attorney's Office didn't. Gonzalez has now been formally charged with two counts of vehicular assault, plus leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury, aggravated driving after revocation, resisting arrest and no proof of insurance. She's scheduled to make her first court appearance tomorrow.
Here's a look at Gonzalez's booking photo, followed by the probable cause statement.
Correction: A photo in the original version of this post was mislabeled as being Nyeesha Gonzalez. It has been removed. We regret the error.
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