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Man Intentionally Rams Car As Person Was Placing Child Inside, Fairfield Police Say

Joseph T. Palmer
Joseph T. Palmer Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

A man is facing a host of charges after police say he intentionally rammed another party-goer's vehicle while the person was placing a child in the car.

The victim suffered a broken ankle and foot as a result of the collision on Saturday, July 11 at around 7 p.m. on Brookview Avenue in Fairfield, police said.

James T. Palmer, 50,  fled the scene and was located a short time later by officers, according to Fairfield Police.

He has been charged with:

  • first-degree reckless endangerment,
  • third-degree assault,
  • evading responsibility in operation of a motor vehicle, causing injury.
  •  risk of injury to a child,
  • reckless driving, 
  • failure to drive right,
  • operating an unregistered motor vehicle,
  • operating without a license, 
  • Palmer was released after posting a $5,000 bond. 

He is set to appear at Bridgeport Superior Court on Monday, Aug. 3.

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