A Stock Island man who hit another man with his car was arrested early this morning for aggravated battery.
23 year old Ricardo Blanco was arguing with his girlfriend in the early morning hours today in front of an apartment building on 10th Avenue. A neighbor – the victim in the case – came outside and asked them to be quiet because he was trying to sleep. Blanco got into his car and began to drive away. The victim said he was standing behind Blanco’s vehicle when Blanco suddenly put it into reverse and backed into him, knocking him down and pinning him beneath the car.
The victim called a friend to take him to the hospital. The friend subsequently called the Sheriff’s Office. The victim was treated at the hospital for a broken hand, cuts and abrasions.
After being released from the hospital, the victim made contact with Deputy Freddy Rodriguez and told him who had caused his injuries. Blanco was taken into custody, charged with aggravated battery.