Flash Flood Watch
until MON 12:00 AM MST, Grand Canyon Country, Coconino Plateau, Yavapai County Mountains, Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County, Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County, Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County, Western Mogollon Rim, Eastern Mogollon Rim, White Mountains, Northern Gila County, Yavapai County Valleys and Basins, Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons, Western Pima County including Ajo/Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells, Upper Santa Cruz River and Altar Valleys including Nogales, Tucson Metro Area including Tucson/Green Valley/Marana/Vail, South Central Pinal County including Eloy/Picacho Peak State Park, Southeast Pinal County including Kearny/Mammoth/Oracle, Upper San Pedro River Valley including Sierra Vista/Benson, Eastern Cochise County below 5000 ft including Douglas/Wilcox, Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton/Safford, White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee Counties including Hannagan Meadow, Galiuro and Pinaleno Mountains including Mount Graham, Chiricahua Mountains including Chiricahua National Monument, Dragoon/Mule/Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains including Bisbee/Canelo Hills/Madera Canyon, Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains including Mount Lemmon/Summerhaven, Baboquivari Mountains including Kitt Peak, Aguila Valley, Northwest Valley, Tonopah Desert, Gila Bend, Buckeye/Avondale, Cave Creek/New River, Deer Valley, Central Phoenix, North Phoenix/Glendale, New River Mesa, Scottsdale/Paradise Valley, Rio Verde/Salt River, East Valley, Fountain Hills/East Mesa, South Mountain/Ahwatukee, Southeast Valley/Queen Creek, Superior, Northwest Pinal County, West Pinal County, Apache Junction/Gold Canyon, Tonto Basin, Mazatzal Mountains, Pinal/Superstition Mountains, Sonoran Desert Natl Monument, San Carlos, Dripping Springs, Globe/Miami, Southeast Gila County

Arizona woman accused of running over boyfriend with car, claims she ‘blacked out'

TEMPE, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- A woman claimed she "blacked out" the moment she hit the acceleration pedal, ran her boyfriend over and doesn't remember the ordeal, despite having visible damage to her vehicle, according to police.

On April 21, police say 40-year-old Vanessa Santillan committed aggravated assault by intentionally striking and running over her boyfriend with her car near University Drive and Wilson Street. The incident was observed by two witnesses in the area.

Police say after striking the victim with her vehicle, Santillan fled the scene. The boyfriend was left laying on the roadway. He suffered numerous abrasions to the right side of his body and was bleeding from his face to his legs.

The victim claims he and Santillan were arguing while traveling westbound on University Drive. When the stopped, he exited the car, walked in front of it, crossed eastbound traffic and walked to the sidewalk of Wilson Street.

According to court paperwork, the victim stated Santillan honked her horn and he "flipped her off." When he began to walk southbound, he heard the acceleration of a vehicle, looked over his right shoulder and saw Vanessa staring at him while driving towards him. She drove onto the eastbound sidewalk, struck him and fled.

In the police report, the victim says during a confrontational phone call, Santillan stated that she "blacked out" and did not remain at the scene because she didn't realize that it was "that bad." Later on, she picked up her son and drove him to North Arizona University.

On April 23, Santillan contacted the police by phone and admitted to being in a verbal argument with the victim and accelerating her vehicle from a stopped position towards him. She does not remember striking him with her vehicle but stated after the incident there was visible damage to it.

Santillan was booked into the Tempe city jail. A preliminary court hearing is scheduled for May 6.