A woman suspected of drunken driving struck a pedestrian, a dog and several parked cars, then tried to flee Monday evening, according to Frederick police.

Yvonne Aurora Rivadeneyra, 52, was trying to break into her own home in the 100 block of Stonegate Drive when police caught up with her at about 7:30 p.m., after responding to the hit-and-run crash nearby, according to a department news release.

Witnesses told police that Rivadeneyra jumped out of her car and ran after striking several parked cars, a pedestrian and a dog shortly before her arrest.

Emergency medical providers treated the pedestrian and the dog while officers secured Rivadeneyra’s car, which was left running at the crash site, the release states. The pedestrian was treated for minor injuries at Frederick Memorial Hospital, and the dog was taken to a veterinarian.

Rivadeneyra was also taken to the hospital for a checkup and was charged with second-degree assault, interfering with arrest and disorderly conduct after her release, according to police. She also faces several traffic offenses, including fleeing the scene of a crash and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Rivadeneyra was released from the Frederick County Adult Detention Center after 10 percent of her $10,000 bail was posted early Tuesday, according to online court records.

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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My wife knows the woman who was struck by the car. She was out trick or treating with a group of children and thankfully none of them were hit. From what I have heard this is not this woman's first time getting caught for driving under the influence.


You can when your house keys are still in the ignition of a running car.

garden whimsey

My house key and car key are on separate key rings. If you drop your car key in a parking lot, they can use the fob to locate and possibly steal your car, but they won't have your house key.


"was trying to break into her own home" um, no, you cannot break into your own home.


You can break into my home anytime 😍


ha ha, no.


You can if your house key is on the ring of the keys you left in the ignition of your running car.

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