4 injured as car drives through Modesto park

Published 01-31-2019

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MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say four people have been injured by a driver who intentionally tried to hit people at a Modesto park.

Police were called Tuesday night to Beard Brook Park, where a city-sanctioned campground for the homeless has some 250 residents.

Police spokeswoman Sharon Bear tells the Modesto Bee that witnesses reported a four-door Saturn appeared to be intentionally striking people.

The car hit three people in the park and a fourth while driving away.

Three victims had minor injuries and one had moderate injuries.

The driver was arrested a short time later when the car hit a pole.

Twenty-nine-year-old Israel Bazan was injured and remained hospitalized Wednesday morning. Authorities say he may have been under the influence and could face attempted murder charges.

It's unclear whether he has a lawyer.

Twenty-nine-year-old Israel Bazan was injured and remained hospitalized Wednesday morning. Authorities say he may have been under the influence and could face attempted murder charges.

It's unclear whether he has a lawyer.

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