Police in Pleasant Hill arrested a man on suspicion of domestic violence Monday after witnesses said he physically abused a woman while he was driving a vehicle.
Tim Mohammed, 20, was taken to County Jail in Martinez after the blue Mercury Marquis police said he was driving was found on Buchanan Circle off Pacheco Boulevard in Martinez, Sgt. Tim Frank said. Mohammed, whose address was not released, was waiting near the car, which had a flat tire, when police arrived, Frank said.
The incident started at 3:17 p.m., Frank said, when emergency dispatchers received at least three calls from witnesses saying the driver of a blue car was "engaged in some kind of domestic violence" against a woman in the vehicle as he drove on Crescent Drive, Frank said.
The car then proceeded north up Contra Costa Boulevard, eventually turning on Pacheco Boulevard. Along the way, the driver steered the car into a center median, flattening one of his tires, which Frank said police suspect eventually caused the man to stop. Police caught up to him about 3:45 p.m., Frank said.
The woman in the vehicle suffered undisclosed injuries that are not life-threatening and was back at her workplace when police found her, Frank said.
It was unclear Monday whether Mohammed will be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, Frank said.
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