A 73-year-old Boulder woman was arrested on DUI and vehicular assault charges Wednesday after police say she clipped a food truck with her SUV, drove into a University of Colorado student eating lunch and then struck the church where she had planned to attend an Alcoholic Anonymous meeting.
Witnesses told police that a woman -- later identified as Brenda Geers, of Boulder -- was driving her 1998 Toyota 4Runner west on Colorado Avenue around 12:12 p.m. Wednesday when she turned into the parking lot of St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 2425 Colorado Ave.
According to Boulder police Sgt. Jack Walker, the driver clipped the Cheese Louise food truck parked in the lot before barreling into a table where the victim --18-year-old CU freshman Eric Anderson -- was eating lunch. The SUV then ran into the church's covered entryway.
Anderson was transported to Boulder Community Hospital with a punctured lung and numerous broken ribs, Walker said. He remained at the hospital Wednesday evening.
Geers was not injured.
According to police, she told officers she was on her way to St. Aiden's to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
Geers was in custody at the Boulder County Jail on Wednesday evening.
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