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Man arrested for assaulting woman as she tried to escape moving car

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -

The assault happened while a woman was trying to escape a moving car, after having a fight with her boyfriend.

The crash happened around 2 o'clock Sunday morning in front of Riverview Suites. 

An officer was parked in the ten block of 1st Street Northeast when he heard a woman scream. 

He then saw a ford Edge heading down the road with the passenger side door open. 

The woman was hanging out the door screaming as she tried to get away.

Police say the driver, her boyfriend, pulled her hair to get her back into the car.

That's when the woman grabbed the steering wheel.

The car swerved off the road, hitting a tree off of Civic Center Drive.

Police say the woman's head hit the dash board and she lost a few teeth.

Rochester fire had to extricate her from the vehicle.

The driver, 26-year-old Adnan Vele of Rochester was taken into custody.

He was arrested on two counts of domestic assault.

Police say he was driving despite having his license revoked.

The officer estimated the car to be going between 40 and 50 miles per hour. 

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