Man arrested after punching, choking girlfriend while she was driving, police say

Posted June 18, 2012, at 3:55 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A person driving on Interstate 95 saw a man assaulting a woman Friday evening and called police, who quickly caught up with the couple, Bangor police Detective Sgt. Paul Kenison said Monday.

Aaron Gregory, 23, of Corinth was charged about 6 p.m. with domestic violence assault and theft, the detective said.

“His significant other picked him up at a bar and was taking him home … when he began punching and choking the female,” Kenison said. “A witness saw this and followed the vehicle to Hayford Park” on Union Street.

Gregory got out of the car, driven by the 29-year-old female victim, before police arrived.

“They located the male subject nearby in a wooded area,” Kenison said.

Gregory was charged with theft because “he had taken some medications and a camera out of her purse,” the detective said.

Gregory was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said.