PEORIA, AZ — A man is accused of pulling his girlfriend out of her car by her hair then leaving the scene in her car outside a Peoria police station.
Peoria police report that on July 3 a woman took her intoxicated boyfriend away from harassing his 80-year-old mother. She reportedly drove him to the North Peoria Police Station near Lake Pleasant Parkway and Pinnacle Peak Road for help.
When she stopped the car, her boyfriend, 51-year-old Timothy Stevens, allegedly pulled her out of the car by her hair, bit her on the cheek and stole her car.
Police caught up with Stevens and arrested him in Sun City. Upon his arrest, Stevens reportedly told police that he "Got into a fight, pushed her out of the car and took off."
Police say Stevens' preliminary blood test showed a B.A.C. level of .262, over three times the legal limit.
Court records show that this is his third D.U.I. arrest in four years. He was also driving on a revoked driver's license.
Stevens has been charged with assault and aggravated D.U.I.
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