A 30-year-old Washington man has been arrested following allegations that he pushed his wife from a moving vehicle on May 31. Police state that the woman called 911 while traveling westbound on I-90 in the vehicle. A dispatcher allegedly could hear the woman asking to be released from the car.
An officer driving behind the car claims to have seen the driver slow at a highway exit, then push the woman out of the car and return to the freeway, driving over the woman in the process. The officer also alleges that the man drove over an elevated median, went airborne, hit a tree and fled after crossing the eastbound traffic lanes. The man is facing an assault charge and a felony charge of eluding police.
The woman was treated for minor injuries. It was not stated what may have caused the incident between the couple.
Felony charges can have serious consequences for the person who is accused. A competent criminal defense attorney may be able to help reduce some of those consequences. In some cases, where a person is charged with more than one offense, it may be possible to negotiate the dismissal of some charges in exchange for a guilty plea on others. It may also be possible to negotiate for reduced charges. Where the evidence supports acquittal, an attorney may also have the ability to take the case to trial and argue to the jury why the accused person is not guilty. Having an attorney who knows the law, understands the legal system and is working to protect the constitutional rights of the defendant can sometimes help make things easier for a person accused of committing a crime.
Source: Komonews.com, "Sheriff: Man arrested after shoving woman from car", May 31, 2013