A verbal argument at a party led a man to strike a woman with his vehicle and drive a quarter-mile with her on his hood before she fell off and he was arrested after initially fleeing, a police corporal said today.
Pomona police responded to a disturbance at a house party at 7:19 p.m. Saturday, in the 400 block of East Phillips Avenue, said Corporal Tim Bergmann.
"Investigation revealed that during a party at a residence, a verbal argument occurred. The suspect was asked to leave the party, however, he began to race his vehicle back and forth on East Phillips Avenue to the front of the party," Bergmann said.
"The victim and other subjects went outside and got into another verbal argument with the suspect, which turned into a physical altercation," he said. "During the physical altercation the suspect drove his vehicle into the victim. The suspect then traveled approximately a quarter mile east with the victim on his hood and windshield." The victim fell of the vehicle at East Phillips and Towne avenues, the corporal said.
Pomona officers saw the suspect leaving the scene at a high rate of speed and stopped him at Reservoir Street and Franklin Avenue, Bergmann said. The suspect was booked for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and felony DUI.
The victim was transported to a hospital with a large cut to her head and multiple scrapes on her body, he said. She had stable vital signs.
—City News Service