An Indiana man was arrested after he allegedly got into scuffle with his girlfriend and her friend while he was driving them home, police said.
The two women alleged to Will County sheriff's deputies that on Tuesday they were at Jason’s Pub, 1361 Benton St. in Crete, with Justin Dovich, 35, of the 2100 block of 218th Place in Sauk Village, a boyfriend of one of the girls, Kathy Hoffmeyer, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, said in an email.
Dovich began verbally abusing his girlfriend and the two women decided to leave as a result, police said, but decided to allow Dovich to drive them back home.
When they were on the road, Dovich began striking his girlfriend while she sat in the passenger seat, police said. The other girl then began striking Dovich from the backseat in order to stop the physical altercation, Hoffmeyer said.
Dovich pulled the vehicle to the side of the road and a fight broke out between the three outside the vehicle, police said, then all three left the scene on foot.
Deputies who responded to the fight received a message that Dovich had called to report that he had been in a physical altercation with his girlfriend and that he was all bloody, Hoffmeyer said. Deputies requested a welfare check on Dovich’s residence in Saint John.
Saint John police transported Dovich to the deputies, police said, and when deputies questioned him, they determined his account of the fight conflicted with the accounts provided by the two women.
Deputies charged Dovich with violating a protective order.