Police: New Jersey man punched girlfriend, hit her with car

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News

May 11, 2014 11:15:01 AM PDT
Attempted murder charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly punched his girlfriend in the face before hitting and dragging her with his car.

Moonachie police say 18-year-old Oscar Pedraza of Little Ferry was arguing with the 32-year-old woman Friday night when the dispute turned physical. He allegedly started punching the woman, then drove into her while trying to flee the scene.

The woman was dragged for several feet before she fell unconscious on to a roadway. She suffered serious injuries and was being treated at a hospital.

Besides the attempted murder count, Pedraza also was charged with domestic violence assault, hindering and other offenses. His bail was set at $385,000 cash, and it was not known Sunday if he has retained a lawyer.