A man was charged with domestic battery and illegal dumping after authorities said he pushed his girlfriend's car into a river. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported that a 36-year-old man and his live-in girlfriend were arguing in her car Sunday night when he kicked her out and drove off. Witnesses reported seeing the man a short time later at a nearby boat ramp, pushing the car toward the water.
Authorities responded to the area, and a dive time found the submerged vehicle. Deputies had initially been concerned that something had happened to the girlfriend, but she was found safe.
He was being held without bail.