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Olean woman arrested for vehicular assault and DWI

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Posted at 3:54 PM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 15:54:11-04

DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Dunkirk Police Department announced an Olean woman faces multiple charges after driving over a lawn and onto a sidewalk, seriously injuring a pedestrian and leaving the scene of the accident.

According to police, 19-year-old Kristiana M. Rivera struck and seriously injured a 25-year-old woman on E. 7th Street between Maple and Grant Avenues early Sunday morning.

Police say Rivera drove her car over the lawn and onto a sidewalk striking the 25-year-old victim whose identity has not been released.

The vehicle was located by officers a short distance away and Rivera was taken into custody.

The victim was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Rivera faces the following charges:

  • Vehicular assault
  • Operating motor vehicle with .08 of 1 percent B.A.C
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Unsafe lane change
  • Leaving the scene of personal injury accident
  • Criminal mischief