Police arrested a 49-year-old man after he repeatedly rammed another car into a snowbank while driving on Route 305 from Bloomfield to Windsor and then got out of the car and pummeled the other driver, then chasing him along the road before fleeing police in a pursuit, police said.
Joyceson Young 49, of Bloomfield, is facing multiple charges including assault and reckless endangerment after police received a 911 call from a motorist at about a pick-up truck driver repeatedly slamming into another car while driving on Route 305 (Bloomfield Avenue) at 12:20 a.m. on Sunday.
After ramming the victim's car into a snowbank, Young got out of his car and approached the victim, punching him multiple times, police said. The victim freed his car from the snowbank and fled, so Young got back in his car and chased him eastbound along the state road into Windsor, police said.
Throughout the incident, the victim was on a cell phone with police, keeping them informed about what was going on. Young and the victim didn't know each other or have any connection, so the victim had no idea why he was being attacked, police said. Investigators said they're not sure what triggered the road rage incident.
Police got to the scene where the chase was happening and Young led them on a pursuit, which ended when he crashed into a third car unrelated to the initial road rage incident, police said.
Officers took Young into custody after he briefly struggled with police.
Young and the victim were taken to area hospitals to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The third driver whose car Young crashed into wasn't injured.
Windsor police charged Young with first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, engaging police in a pursuit, resisting arrest or interfering with an officer, second-degree criminal mischief and failure to drive in the proper lane.
Young is scheduled to appear in Enfield Superior Court on Feb. 2.
Windsor police continue to investigate the road rage incident and anticipate more charges against Young.