Man arrested after his girlfriend is pushed out of a moving car in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City police arrested a man after his girlfriend was pushed out the window of a moving vehicle. Derick Leon Hicks, 28, was arrested on a complaint of assault and battery with great bodily harm.
BY CARMEN FORMAN cforman@opubco.com Modified: July 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm •  Published: July 3, 2012

Oklahoma City police have arrested the boyfriend of a woman who was pushed out of a moving car.

Derick Leon Hicks, 28, who also goes by Derick Larkins, was arrested on a complaint of domestic assault and battery with great bodily harm.

Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said police were called about 6 p.m. Monday to NE 36 and N Lincoln Boulevard, where a man had pushed a woman out the window of a car going about 30 mph.

Police found the woman at a hospital. She said she had been dating Hicks for about two years and he was driving her to work when they ran out of gas.

According to the police report:

After the woman got gas and they were driving again, Hicks became agitated with her. He hit her in the face about 40 times while he was driving.

The woman feared for her life, so she opened the car door several times to get out. The man grabbed her by the hair to keep her from leaving. At NE 36 and N Lincoln, he pushed her out the window.

The car was going about 30 mph and there was traffic in the intersection, police reported.

The woman did not suffer any life-threatening injuries but had abrasions and rashes from the road on her arms, elbows, buttocks and knees. Her right thumb was possibly broken and she could barely walk on her right ankle, the report stated.

At first the woman agreed to press charges against Hicks, but later changed her mind.

Police arrested Hicks because of the injuries she suffered, Wardlow said.

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