Elderly Del City Woman Charged In Halloween Hit-And-Run

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 12:50 pm
By: News 9


DEL CITY, Oklahoma – An elderly woman from Del City has been charged in a hit-and-run incident that injured two teen girls Halloween night, according to a probable cause affidavit.

According to the affidavit, 85-year-old Josephine B. Hinojosa hit two teen girls who were standing on the east side of Vicki Drive near S.E. 25th Street. Hinojosa then fled the scene.

The affidavit states that Hinojosa called police later that night to report vandalism done to her vehicle.

"Apparently she had claimed in her phone call that someone had jumped on her vehicle and had caused extensive damage to the side and the front of it," said Del City Assistant Police Chief John Smith.

Police confirmed that the damage done to her car took place when she hit and struck the teen girls with her vehicle.

"The windshield was broken. There was human hair imbedded in the broken glass on the windshield and there were other traces of evidence on the vehicle," said Smith.

Police say they found a passenger side mirror at the scene of the accident and that it was a perfect match to Hinojosa's Cadillac.

Both teen girls were taken to the hospital. One had leg surgery, but both are OK.

Hinojosa has been charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident and filing a false police report.

Many who know Hinojosa said she is a very nice lady who has done a lot for her community. She was recently recognized for donating money to Rose State College for scholarships. She is also a former director of the Del City Chamber of Commerce, which makes the charges more shocking to friends and neighbors.

Hinojosa's car was impounded but has been released. Members of her church told News 9 she is getting rides from them to church everyday.

Neither Hinojosa nor her attorney wished to speak about the charges.