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Charges filed against SUV driver accused of running down woman

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EL CAJON (CNS) - Charges of attempted murder, child abuse and making criminal threats were added Friday against a woman accused of trying to run down another woman with her SUV while her children were in the car.

The attempted murder charge against Beverly Floy Gligo, 36, includes allegations that she used a deadly weapon -- the vehicle -- and caused great bodily injury to her victim, Deputy District Attorney Ryan Karkenny said.

Gligo was ordered to remain in custody on $100,000 bail by Judge Charles Ervin.

Karkenny said Gligo and the alleged victim were fighting in the middle of a Lakeside street on June 6 and, when it appeared the other woman was getting the upper hand, Gligo jumped in her SUV and struck the victim, knocking her down.

Gligo then put the car in reverse and hit the victim a second time, according to Karkenny.

According to sheriff's Sgt. Scott Enyeart, Gligo then tried to leave, but her SUV became wedged between a tree and a fence post.

Gligo's two children -- an infant and a 4-year-old -- were in the SUV during the fight, Karkenny said. The children were not hurt, and Gligo's mother took custody of them.

The victim was treated for a leg injury and possibly lost consciousness, Karkenny said.

Gligo complained of pain from the fight and also was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital before being booked into jail.

Defense attorney Anthony Solare said Gligo has a minor misdemeanor record and is a lifelong San Diego resident.

He said Gligo's baby was prematurely born and she has been suffering from postpartum depression.

Solare told the judge that the alleged victim was the aggressor in the fight, during which he said Gligo got a black eye.

Gligo, already charged with assault with a deadly weapon and battery causing serious injury, faces 12 years and four months in prison if convicted, Karkenny said.

The defendant will be back in court July 12 for a readiness conference and Aug. 9 for a preliminary hearing.

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