Hit-and-run alleged

Tanya Powers, 62, is accused of attempted vehicular assault while driving in a reckless manner, among other charges.

She was given a $2,000 bond by the Mesa County Court on Monday.

On Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m., a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash involving a dark-colored van was reported in the area of 33 Road and Front Street. The van reportedly fled the scene.

About four minutes later, the same vehicle was reportedly driving the wrong way on the Interstate 70 Business Loop at a high speed, according to the arrest affidavit.

It was allegedly involved in multiple crashes in the area of North Avenue and 29 Road.

The van was later reportedly found stopped to the west of the intersection at 29 Road and Teller Avenue.

The driver, Powers, was placed in the back of a patrol car and medical personnel were called. She was eventually taken to St. Mary's Medical Center for evaluation, the affidavit said.

According to witnesses, other cars she crashed into attempted to box hers in to prevent her from continuing, but she was able to drive away.

One of the officers determined Powers made a left-hand turn in front of oncoming traffic, which resulted in a crash.

One driver reported that he was stopped at an intersection in the turn lane when Powers rear-ended him, reversed her vehicle and rear-ended him again, before crashing into the vehicle behind her and driving away.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A juvenile female is accused of second degree arson Monday.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office:

■ Ashley Mock, 31, was cited on suspicion of DUI and possession with intent to distribute more than 800 grams of methamphetamine on Sept. 5.

■ Buddy Cates, 28, is accused of second- degree assault Monday.

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