Daniel Rodriguez of Jamaica Plain is charged with dragging his girlfriend out the door of his car along North and Federal streets in Salem in December 2011.
The attorney defending a man accused of dragging his girlfriend by the foot along Salem streets is arguing the driver didn't know she was there. Daniel Rodriguez, 23, of 250 Hyde Park Ave. #2 in Jamaica Plain was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and battery, unarmed robbery and operating after revocation on Dec. 29, 2011, but he fled the scene - North and Federal streets - and wasn't located until March 5, 2012, Salem Police said. The prosecution said the victim was screaming as her foot was trapped in the door by a seatbelt, according to The Salem News Thursday. The victim suffered a broken elbow during an ordeal in which she was dragged 393 feet, according to Patch reports at the time.