Chandler man pleads not guilty in crash that burned woman
PHOENIX (AP) — A Chandler man has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a car crash at a gas station that left a woman with burns.
Clemente Torres entered his plea during Thursday’s arraignment in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Prosecutors say the 21-year-old Torres was driving impaired at the time of the Oct. 24 incident.
He’s accused of aggravated assault, endangerment, leaving scene of a serious injury accident and criminal damage.
Authorities say Torres filled up his car and lost control of the vehicle after making a U-turn as he pulled out of the gas station.
They say Torres’ car crashed into another vehicle and a gas pump, which caught fire.
A woman pumping gas suffered second-degree burns.
Chandler police say Torres fled the scene but was tracked down and arrested.