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Man pleads guilty to leaving the scene of an accident in August crash into crowd near Coors Field

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 19:25:35-05

DENVER – A man accused of driving his car into a group of people near Coors Field in downtown Denver last August pleaded guilty to a felony charge in the case Monday in a plea deal with prosecutors.

Manuel David Saucedo, 34, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury, a class 4 felony, in the Aug. 25, 2019 incident.

Saucedo was originally charged with five counts, including the one to which he pleaded guilty, but those counts were dismissed as part of the deal.

He allegedly hit two male pedestrians with his vehicle after a large fight in the middle of the street between Market and 20th streets. Cell phone video widely shared on social media and later obtained by police shows several people attacking the driver and the car just before it sped off into the group.

Police arrested Saucedo days later after Crime Stoppers tips led officers to his vehicle’s license plate and eventually to him.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office said Saucedo is scheduled to be sentenced April 13 and will most likely receive the stipulated three years of supervised probation and an additional 90 days in the Denver County Jail under the plea deal.