Mother and daughter charged with using racial slur, assaulting RTD bus driver

9NEWS at 4 p.m. 3/2/17.

DENVER - A mother and daughter are accused of beating up an RTD driver and calling him the N word.

Deanne Sandoval, 45, and Destiny Sandoval, 25 have been charged with assault and bias motivated crime.

Denver Police investigators say the two were trying to board the bus last February 23, at the intersection of S Federal Blvd. and W Mississippi Ave.

According to court documents, they refused to pay and the bus driver asked them to exit the bus. They refused.

Destiny allegedly spit on the driver and he pushed her out of the bus.

Police say Deanne then jumped the victim and began assaulting him.

Court documents say the driver tried to block the blows with his arms and tried to push the two women away. Police say a passenger on the bus joined in on the assault, Eduardo Rodriguez, 28, hitting the victim hard enough against the windshield, he broke the glass.

Rodriguez has been charged with endangering public transportation and assault.

A witness told police that all three defendants were assaulting and spitting on the victim. That person was able to break up the fight.

The victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

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