Aurora fire chief’s wife faces charges in hit-and-run that hurt 2 kids
AURORA, Colo. — The wife of the fire chief in Aurora was charged Friday for a hit-and-run crash that hurt two children in the other vehicle.
Adriene Garcia, 50, faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident that caused serious injuries and careless driving. Prosecutors in Arapahoe County announced the charges and issued a warrant for her arrest.
Aurora Police say that Garcia ran into the back of a Hyundai sedan that was stopped for a red light at East Yale Avenue and South Peoria Street the night of May 14. They accuse her of driving away after the crash.
Two children who were not restrained in the sedan went to a hospital for treatment.
Police found Garcia in her vehicle about 20 minutes later. The say she told them at that time what happened.
Garcia’s attorney, Danny Foster says she has a previous brain injury and that affected her the night of the crash.