Police: Driver faces attempted homicide charge after girl riding scooter hit

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DRAPER, Utah (ABC4 News) – A man faces an attempted homicide charge after police said he struck a child riding a scooter Friday morning.  

Draper City police said at 8:26 a.m. car driven by 19-year-old Steven Becky hit an 11-year-old girl while she was riding an electric scooter on Wingbluff Lane in the Suncrest community.

According to police, the girl was riding south when Becky, who was traveling northbound in a 2010 Volkswagon Jetta, turned into her.

The impact of the crash threw the young girl into a front yard of a home. The car hit a landscape boulder in the same yard and rolled, police said.

A home security camera captured the entire incident. Draper fire crews transported the child to Primary Children’s Hospital where she is listed in serious condition. 

At a press conference Friday evening, Draper City Police Chief John Eining said the initial investigation suggests “this may have been an intentional act.”

“We believe we have enough probable cause to do the booking that we did today,” said Eining.

Becky was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail on charges of attempted criminal homicide and driving under the influence with serious bodily injury.

Eining said the investigation is ongoing and other specific details about the case would not be released.

The Utah County District Attorney’s Office will determine if any charges are filed.

This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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