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Driver accused of beating two children and four adults in Manhattan posed as an innocent woman


A runaway driver who jumped a Manhattan sidewalk and struck six pedestrians, including a pair of 3-year-old girls, gave police a stolen ID and posed as an innocent woman, police said Tuesday.

Sharon Godwin, 32, was behind the wheel of a stolen black Honda Accord when she drove onto the curb in front of RG Ortiz Funeral Home at W. 190th St. and Broadway in Washington Heights around 6:10 p.m. on March 15.

It crashed into pedestrians, all of whom sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at local hospitals.

Godwin, of Peekskill, initially ran from the scene but quickly turned around and headed back to the crash site.

When the cops stopped her, she handed over a fake ID that she had stolen without a photo.

Police initially charged Godwin under the innocent woman’s name with criminal possession of stolen property, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving without a license.

When a fingerprint scan came back, police discovered that Godwin had been posing as the 34-year-old woman, also from Peekskill.

At arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday, Godwin was charged under her real name and held on $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 bond, records show.

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