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Man accused of intentionally running over three men at McDonald's parking lot
By: Jamel Valencia
EL PASO, Texas - A heated argument at a McDonald's drive-thru ends with one man in the hospital with serious injuries and the other in jail.
The argument happened at the McDonald's at 1274 Horizon Blvd. around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
Sheriff's deputies said it started while Pedro Mendez Jr., Robert Sanchez and Chris Avila were in a car ordering their food in the drive-thru lane and got in an argument with people in the parking lot.
When the argument escalated, deputies said, Mendez, Sanchez and Avila got out of the car and were struck by Manuel Olivares' car.
Deputies believe that Olivares intentionally hit the three men.
Sanchez and Avila suffered non-life-threatening injuries but Mendez was taken to a hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
Olivares was taken into custody.
He faces three counts of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury.
His bond was set at $35,000.