The 24-year-old son of Hall of Fame quarterback
John Albert Elway III, 24, was taken into custody about 4 a.m. by Denver police at his father's Cherry Hills home after he allegedly argued with the woman as they drove in his car in downtown Denver.
Elway pulled over and allegedly dragged the woman from the car by her hair, said Sonny Jackson, a Denver police spokesman.
The woman attempted to stand up, but Elway forced her to the ground, police said, offering no further details of the incident. Elway fled on foot, leaving his car and his California driver's license at the scene.
The woman was scraped and bruised, police said.