• Man accused of pushing wife out of car on Ga. 400

    By: Mike Petchenik


    ROSWELL, Ga. - Roswell police have charged a man after they said he pushed his wife out of a moving car onto Ga. 400.
    Wildart Duverson, 33, faces charges stemming from the March 5 incident.
    “Apparently the wife thought the husband was driving under the influence,” Roswell police Officer Zachary Frommer told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik. “The vehicle pulled over onto the shoulder and sometime during the argument, according to a witness, it looked like the driver pushed the passenger out of the car.”
    Frommer said a good Samaritan stopped to help the woman, who suffered some minor injuries.
    “It was great they stopped and helped her out," said Frommer. “Probably helped get her medical treatment quicker, helped us locate her faster, too.”
    Police said they later found Duverson at his Johns Creek home and arrested him.
    The woman’s stepfather told Petchenik the couple has had a rocky relationship.
    “They’ve been together 10 years and always a problem,” said Nelson St. Louis. “He’s got a drinking problem all the time.”
    St. Louis said his stepdaughter is doing OK.
    “If you treat a woman like that, you have to think about your mama,” he said.  “You can’t do that to no woman.”
    A woman who claimed to be Duverson’s wife later called Petchenik claiming the situation didn’t unfold as police believe it did. She said Duverson didn’t push her out, rather she got out of the car by herself.
    Duverson remains in the Fulton County jail facing domestic battery charges.

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