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Dramatic video shows red-light runner nearly hitting family pushing stroller

Posted at 3:57 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 18:57:36-04

The Phoenix Police Department released video Wednesday of a frightening moment involving a red-light runner and a family crossing the street with a stroller.

Police say the incident happened on October 14, around 10 p.m.

Watch video of the incident in the player above.

Police say the driver who ran the red-light, 23-year-old Ernesto Otanez Oveso, was driving under the influence at the time.

The driver with the right-of-way in the crash was injured, but the injuries were not life-threatening.

After the crash, police say Oveso fled the scene along with a female passenger. Oveso allegedly told a witness that was following him to get away, and stabbed the car door of the witness.

Oveso has been arrested and faces charges for DUI, aggravated assault and prohibited possession after a gun was found in his Jeep. The female passenger has not been located.

This article was originally written by KNXV .