PHOENIX - An alleged hit-and-run driver dragged a motorcycle under his vehicle for about a mile after striking a motorcyclist in west Phoenix Sunday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
DPS said just before 3:15 a.m. they received a call of a hit-and-run collision involving a Chevy Malibu that fled after hitting a female motorcyclist on westbound Interstate 10 near 51st Avenue.
The motorcycle driver, Jacqueline Castillo, 35, was severely injured, suffering from a broken pelvis, broken ribs and a severed foot. The Glendale woman was taken to a hospital for surgery.
A Phoenix police officer saw the Malibu enter a Circle K parking lot at 59th Avenue and McDowell Roads with a motorcycle stuck underneath it.
Jonathan Suarez, 23, was taken into custody and turned over to DPS.
They report his B.A.C. level was at .114.
Suarez is being held on a $75,000 bond on charges of aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an injury accident.
Castillo's family spoke with ABC15 on Monday.
"It's just something that she loves very much, it's just it's just going to be life changing in all areas," said sister Brianna Jackson about the crash and Castillo's love for motorcycles.
Castillo is a mother of two young children. Her family hopes that her injuries don't get any worse.