CHESTER — A Chestertown man faces numerous charges after he allegedly intentionally rammed a woman's vehicle on Riverside Drive on Thursday night, police said.
Michael J. Hayes, 61, of Williams Hill Road, was charged with felony reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and misdemeanor menacing after he allegedly repeatedly hit and tried to force a vehicle off the road that was being driven by a woman he knew, according to the Warren County Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Office described the incident as follows:
Police were called by a witness who saw a pickup truck repeatedly ramming a sport-utility vehicle at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Route 9.
Officers responded, and found that a woman who Hayes knew reported he had rammed her vehicle and tried to force it off Landon Hill Road after a dispute at his home, and followed and continued to hit her vehicle.
The SUV had been forced into a curb and disabled, and the woman fled on foot as Hayes repeatedly hit it while it was immobilized.
Officers tracked Hayes to his home, and he initially did not surrender himself. The Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team was mobilized and headed to Chester, but Hayes surrendered before the team was brought to the home.
Hayes was arraigned in Queensbury Town Court and released on his own recognizance. An order of protection was issued for the victim.