NORWALK - Norwalk police say a man faces charges for assaulting a woman in front of her children and then leaving her on the side of the road.

Police arrested Carlos Cruz.

They say the woman told them she was at a party with Cruz Saturday when they got into an argument and he demanded they leave.

Officers say the argument continued in the car, Cruz stopped driving, scratched her and pulled her out of the car.

Police say the victim walked to a gas station and someone gave her a ride to the police station.