A 21-year-old San Jose woman who police say struck her male companion with her car is facing formal charges of attempted murder and hit-and-run, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.Damariz Michi apparently hit the man with her minivan Saturday around 10:30 a.m. after he got out of her vehicle on a stretch of elevated highway ramp connecting northbound Interstate 280 and southbound Highway 87. A preliminary investigation led San Jose police to believe that Michi hit the man on purpose after he got out of the car and started walking away. She then drove off, police said.She is charged with attempted murder and committing a hit-and-run resulting in permanent injury or death, according to district attorney spokeswoman Amy Cornell. Both are felony counts.Michi was arrested Monday night and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Santa Clara County Superior Court. Meanwhile, the man she hit remains in a coma, San Jose police Sgt. Ronnie Lopez said. Police found the victim lying in a parking lot below the highway overcrossing, apparently propelled over the guardrail by the blow from the minivan.Police will release the man’s name as soon as they can notify relatives in Mexico, Lopez said. The process, he said, is taking longer than expected.Police have not yet released the relationship between Michi and her passenger, but Lopez said they are not relatives.
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