LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- On a busy street off of Dixie Highway yesterday afternoon, witnesses say Eric Blair did the unthinkable to a woman in his truck.
“According to the woman he became angry with her when she turned down his advances. At that time he actually physically pushed her out of the vehicle while it was moving,” LMPD’s Alicia Smiley said.
Blair is charged with 2nd degree assault and 4 counts of wanton endangerment. That's because police say before he pushed the woman out of his truck, he completely disregarded a school bus in his path.
“Witnesses say he also sped up and went around a school bus that had just picked up or was dropping off children. Children were in the vicinity; he was just barely missing them,” Smiley said.
Neighbors who witnessed the incident say after Eric Blair pushed the woman out of the truck she was lying in the middle of the road.
“Had he been going any faster or had there been any incoming traffic, things could have been much tragic than they were,” Smiley said.
Witnesses we talked to say the woman was bleeding from the head and appeared to have some broken bones. They also say Blair was going so fast, it's amazing he didn't hit any of the children. But Blair's story is different. He told police the victim stole his drugs and jumped out of the car by choice.
“We certainly didn't find any drugs on her and she has not been charged with such,” Smiley said.
Blair was arrested late last night at his Auburndale neighborhood. This isn't Blair's first time in trouble with the law. He's been arrested multiple times for multiple crimes including drugs, robbery, and assault. His court date for this incident is November 1st.