Police: Driver intentionally ran over people outside southwest Denver nightclub

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DENVER -- The Denver Police Department said it appears a driver intentionally ran over the three people with his vehicle just after 2 a.m. Thursday outside of a southwest Denver nightclub.

The parking lot at Stone Night Club at 4842 Morrison Road was littered with broken glass and black skid marks could be seen on the asphalt.

Dispatchers received several calls shortly after the nightclub closed.

“Four people on the ground in the parking lot. Taxi cab driver called in and said vehicle on top of people. Four people down, send at least three ambulances,” 911 dispatchers said over scanners.

“This morning, in the early hours like 2 a.m. Denver police responded to three people being hit by a car,” police spokeswoman Christine Downs said.

Witnesses told police the driver of a gold Suburban hit three people with his vehicle in the parking lot.

Witnesses on scene also said the driver was pulled from his vehicle and attacked after the crash. Police have not confirmed that but did say the suspect was taken to the hospital, unconscious, with injuries.

A surveillance system caught the incident.

The video is in the hands of police and this isn’t the first time Stone Night Club has seen violence in its parking lot.

In March 2016, a 46-year-old man was shot and killed after a night of partying inside the club. No one has been arrested in that case.

The owner of the club declined to speak after that incident and after Thursday’s assault.

Alcohol and drugs are being investigated as possible contributing factors to Thursday morning's assault, police said.

The driver has been arrested on aggravated assault charges. His identity has not been released.

Police said none of the victims has life-threatening injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.

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