updated 10/15/2010 2:38:16 PM ET 2010-10-15T18:38:16

A suburban Los Angeles mayor has been arrested after a purse-snatching and a wild ride through streets with a woman clinging to his sport utility vehicle.

Mayor Albert Y.M. Huang was booked in jail for investigation of felony assault, felony robbery and misdemeanor battery after his arrest early Friday, San Gabriel police Lt. Ariel Duran said.

Duran said the 35-year-old mayor had been arguing with the woman over money in a parking lot when he took the woman's purse and got into his SUV.

Investigators said the woman was standing on the running board and reaching through the passenger window when Huang sped away, reaching speeds of 45 mph for more than a quarter mile.

The woman's name and her relationship to the mayor weren't released.

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