Police: driver admits to using drugs, intentionally hitting girl 'because she was white'
Utah County
Steven Becky

By Spencer Burt, KSTU

DRAPER, Utah (KSTU) -- The driver who hit an 11-year-old girl walking her scooter up a road in Draper Saturday morning admitted to purposely hitting her and using drugs before getting behind the wheel, according to police.

A probable cause statement from Draper City Police Department states that Steven Becky admitted to using Xanax, marijuana, LSD and mushrooms. He also told police he deliberately hit her because she was white.

Based on a neighbor’s security camera footage, police believed early on that the collision was on purpose.

Police say Becky was driving on the wrong side of the road and swerved to hit the child.

Ronald Cook was on the scene immediately after the crash and said Becky got out of the car after the crash, aggressively walked up to the girl and said, “We all have to die sometime.”

Cook told police that Becky tried to leave and he had to restrain him, and he admitted to using Xanax and marijuana while being held down, the police document states.

Police said Becky was acting erratic, uncooperative, aggressive and “non sympathetic towards the child victim.”

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