Pedestrian struck by vehicle, badly hurt

August 1, 2018

FORT MOHAVE — A woman was arrested after allegedly striking a pedestrian with her vehicle and fleeing the accident site on Monday evening.

Genevieve Bowen, 54, of Fort Mohave, was driving west in the 500 block of Aztec Road when she reportedly struck Jasen R. Squyres, 42, also of Fort Mohave, who was off the road walking east near the gravel pit. Bowen is believed to have swerved, hit Squyers and then drove away, according to an official with the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe.

Witnesses followed Bowen to the west parking lot of the Avi Resort & Casino in Laughlin and detained her until law enforcement officials arrived. Tribal police took her to Tucker Holding Facility in Laughlin, where a test was administered that indicated she had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.132 percent, said Tribal Police Chief Sonny O’Hara. In Arizona, 0.08 percent is the legal threshold.

Bowen was moved to Clark County Detention Center. She faces charges of aggravated assault, leaving the scene of an injury accident and driving while intoxicated, O’Hara added.

Squyres was airlifted from the scene and taken to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, where O’Hara said he was in critical condition.

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