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Yucaipa DUI suspect hit vehicle, pedestrian, got combative with victim, deputy, authorities say

By in Press Enterprise on November 28, 2017

By Gail Wesson

A Yucaipa woman drove into another vehicle and a pedestrian, used a knife to cut one of the victims and kicked a deputy who was arresting her, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department news release.

The victims’ injuries were minor, officials said.

Jolena Yvonne Cervantes, 32, was arrested Friday, Nov. 25, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, driving under the influence and driving with a license that had previously been suspended for reckless driving, according to jail records. She remained in custody Monday at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, with bail set at $50,000.

The incident was reported about 9 p.m. at Yucaipa Boulevard and 14th Street in Yucaipa.

Cervantes drove away after the initial collision, then returned and struck a pedestrian with her vehicle, the release said. She got out of her vehicle and attempted to hit the collision victim, the release said. She then pulled out a knife and cut the victim, who was quickly able to disarm her.

When deputies arrived and handcuffed Cervantes, the release said, she became combative, attempted to rip a deputy’s badge off his shirt and kicked him.

Authorities asked anyone with information to call the Yucaipa sheriff’s station at 909-918-2305, or leave information anonymously with WeTip at 800-782-7463 or www.wetip.com.

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