I-70 road rage suspect formally charged; Andrea Marquez accused of attacking another driver's car

DENVER - Prosecutors said a woman suspected in a road rage incident on Interstate 70 in March, was formally charged Thursday with criminal mischief, menacing and reckless driving among other charges.

Andrea Marquez is suspected of boxing in another driver, getting out of her car, grabbing a metal object from her trunk and attacking another driver's car, according to authorities.

"She was arrested as a result of information provided to the Denver Police Department after issuing a Crime Stoppers Bulletin regarding the Road Rage incident," Denver Police said in a news release.

Marquez has been released from custody on $5,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in Denver County Courtroom on May 16 to be formally advised of the charges.

A woman told 7NEWS she was driving during evening rush hour on March 12 near the I-70 and I-25 interchange when she hit gridlock.

"I kind of gave a tap (on the brakes) to caution (drivers behind her) that, 'Hey, everybody ahead of us is stopping,'" the woman said. "That must've enraged her."

Cellphone video shows the angry driver pulling alongside the victim's vehicle and flipping her off. 

"At this point, I'm just trying to get away. I'm trying to get away from her because I thought she was a crazy person," the victim told 7NEWS reporter Molly Hendrickson.

That's when the victim said the driver boxed her in so she couldn't get away.

"She gets out of her car [and] comes around to my driver's (side) door like she's gonna beat me up, but I couldn't get away.  She said, 'Open the door [expletive],' and I was not opening my door," the victim said.

The victim said the other driver got back in her car, then boxed her in again a short distance later.

"She boxes me in again at the guardrail and we're almost to Colorado Boulevard at this point," the woman said. 

"She goes to get (something) in her trunk. At this point, I think she's going to get something out and shoot me, and I'm scared to death," the victim said.

The victim said the woman came back with a metal object and then hit the victim's vehicle several times.

"I'm like, 'Oh my God! This woman's crazy,'" the victim said.

The attack caused about $1,800 in damage to the victim's car.

"I would like restitution for my car. I think she owes for the damages, that's vandalism," the victim said.

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