Phoenixville man kicks woman out of truck

PHOENIXVILLE A Phoenixville man who allegedly kicked a woman out of his pickup truck outside the Pickering Creek Inn on July 18 faces DUI and assault charges.

Mark Turner, 49, of the 200 block of Hall Street, was in a maroon Ford F-150 with the victim in the parking lot of the Pickering Creek Inn on July 18 at 1:40 a.m. Phoenixville Police Officer Matthew Fusco stopped Turner as he was leaving the scene and asked him what happened, court documents said.

Turner replied that he had an argument with the victim and kicked her out of his truck.

Fusco alleged he detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverages and other signs of intoxication in Turner, according to court papers.

Later, Fusco spoke with the victim and a witness, according to court documents.

The witness told Fusco she was in her apartment when she heard a woman scream. The witness said she looked out the window and saw a man punching a woman in a pickup truck, according to court documents. Then, the man kicked the woman out of the truck and drove off, the witness told police.

The victim, Virginia Curren, alleged Turner struck her many times with a closed fist. There were fresh injuries visible on her face, according to court documents.

Turner was arrested and brought to Phoenixville Hospital for a blood test. He is currently charged with five misdemeanors, including attempted simple assault, driving under the influence and a summary charge of harassment, court documents said.

He has been arraigned and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. before District Judge Theodore Michaels.