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Double amputee who climbed Pikes Peak accused of DUI, assaulting police officer

Posted at 3:08 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 17:10:55-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A woman who inspired Coloradans by climbing the Manitou Incline and Pikes Peak this year despite having lost her legs has found herself in trouble with the law.

KRDO-TV reports Colorado Springs police arrested Mandy Horvath, 25, on Tuesday. She faces charges of felony second-degree assault on a police officer and two counts of misdemeanor DUI. This is Horvath’s third arrest on DUI charges since February.

The circumstances surrounding her arrest aren’t clear.

Horvath conquered the 2,744 steps of the notoriously challenging Manitou Incline in April and then in June she made headlines again by summiting Pikes Peak. Horvath said her next goal is to climb Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro.

Horvath is due in court on Aug. 27.