A 40-year-old Milford man was arrested and charged by the Milford Police Department on July 16 in connection with an incident that occurred July 15 in the intersection of North Washington Street and Northeast Front Street.
Milford Police Department spokesman Detective Dwight Young said the suspect, identified as Michael S. Carlisle, rammed his vehicle into another vehicle, operated by a 27-year-old male victim while at a traffic light. The light was red when Carlisle hit the victim’s vehicle from behind, pushing it into the intersection.
The victim managed to stop his vehicle and exited the vehicle to confront Carlisle. Carlisle pulled his vehicle around the victim’s vehicle and drove directly at the victim.
As the victim moved out of the way, Carlisle opened the driver’s side door, using it to strike the male victim.
Carlisle, who also had two children, ages five and nine, in the vehicle, fled the scene. He later turned himself in to the Milford Police Department after learning he was identified and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The male victim suffered minor injuries and did not receive medical treatment.
Carlisle was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, criminal mischief under $1,000 and failure to report an accident. Carlisle was arraigned and released on a $2,450 unsecured bond.