A heated, alcohol-fueled dispute between a couple involving a moving vehicle almost turned deadly in a Brooklyn neighborhood Friday evening, city officials said.
The 34-year-old driver got into an argument with a 41-year-old standing outside of the car in Sheepshead Bay around 6:15 p.m, police said. The passenger door was open and the woman held onto it as the driver initially pulled away slowly, cops said.
The woman held on to keep the driver from leaving -- and when the driver accelerated, police say the woman fell to the road and was hit by a back tire.
She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
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The driver was arrested on charges of assault, reckless endangerment and driving while intoxicated, among other charges.