AUSTIN, Texas - An Austin woman was arrested last Thursday after striking her ex-girlfriend with her car while intoxicated, says Austin police.
Skye Angelica Garcia, 23, was charged with second-degree felony aggravated assault with a motor vehicle-family violence.
According to an arrest affidavit, Austin police officers responded to a disturbance hotshot call at a McDonald's on W. William Cannon Drive Feb. 20 just before 2:30 a.m. where the caller said a black Mustang had hit a pedestrian and the driver appeared to be intoxicated. Officers arriving on the scene found Garcia close to and yelling at a woman, later identified as the victim.
The victim told officers she and Garcia had been dating for two and a half years but had broken up two months ago. They were out at Little Darlins Bar and Garcia became intoxicated and irate, says the affidavit. The victim said she left to avoid any further confrontation with her and began to walk home along W. William Cannon Drive.
She said that when she was walking in the McDonald's parking lot, she was hit in her right hip by the Mustang, causing her to roll up onto the hood and off the side of the car, says the affidavit. She said then Garcia got out of the car, grabbed her by her hair and attempted to pull her into the car.
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Two witnesses driving past saw the Mustang exit the parking lot, then turn back towards the McDonald's and drive over the curb to hit the victim, says the affidavit. The driver told officers that he pulled into the parking lot to help the victim and saw Garcia get out of the car and attempt to drag the victim by the hair into the Mustang. He said his girlfriend got out to go help the victim, screaming for him to call the police.
His girlfriend confirmed his account and told officers she was able to separate Garcia and the victim and attempted to hold Garcia to the ground, says the affidavit. She told officers that Garcia kicked her in the right shoulder to try and break free.
Officers noted in the arrest paperwork that there was a clear path from the main lane on William Cannon to the parking lot where the Mustang was parked at an angle. There were also signs that had been hit and run over, tread marks on the curb, tracks in the grass and a path through the landscaping rocks the width of a tire. Garcia refused to provide a statement, says the affidavit, but repeatedly shouted "I'm drunk!" and "Why am I being detained?"
Bond was set at $50,000.