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Woman pushed from moving car on 110 Freeway

December 14, 2011 |  7:16 am

Woman pushed from moving car
A 35-year-Los Angeles man was in custody Wednesday after he allegedly forced a woman into his car and then pushed her out of the moving vehicle on a downtown freeway.

The man, identified by police as Juventino Gonzalez, then jumped from the still-moving car himself but was quickly taken into custody.

Gonzalez and the woman suffered moderate injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Authorities were alerted to the incident at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday by a witness who followed the car after seeing a woman apparently trying to get out as it was stopped near Figueroa Street and Avenue 46.

“The witness observed the male driver pulling the female back into the vehicle, and drive off,” according to the CHP incident report.

The witness called 911 and kept the car in sight as it entered the southbound 110 Freeway.

“All available Central L.A. units responded to the area,” the CHP report stated.

The woman was apparently pushed out near 3rd Street.

Gonzalez then jumped from the vehicle, which, unmanned, crashed into a center-divider wall near 8th Street. Officers took Gonzalez into custody about 15 minutes after the incident was reported.

Investigators recovered a knife from the scene.

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Photo: Scene where woman was pushed from moving car. Credit: KTLA-TV.

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