A motorist was arrested for allegedly striking a panhandler intentionally Thursday in Palmdale.

A conflict between the two people near the intersection of Tenth Street West and West Avenue O-8 escalated, and the motorist intentionally ran over the panhandler, according to the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.

The panhandler survived, but there were no details about whether the person required medical attention.

The driver was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station reported.

Further information was not immediately made available.

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