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Charges Filed in Saturday’s HPD Pursuit

April 13, 2015, 6:32 PM HST
* Updated April 13, 6:33 PM
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Twenty-five-year-old Cherish Torres was charged by the Hawai’i Police Department on Monday after being arrested Saturday following an incident that led to a non-fatal officer-involved shooting in Hilo.

Torres was charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, first-degree criminal property damage, and five traffic offenses.

On Saturday, following a pursuit that began on Lanikaula Street in Hilo, Torres allegedly drove the vehicle she was driving towards an officer. In response to the threatening advancement, the officer fired one shot toward the vehicle.

HPD said Saturday that following the shot, Torres struck a police vehicle in pursuit. Both vehicles then ended up in a gulch.

Bail for Torres was set at $36,075. While awaiting her initial court appearance, scheduled for Tuesday, she remains at the Hilo police cellblock.

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