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Bristol man arrested after accident, assault

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BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) -

A man who police said intentionally crashed his vehicle into another following a crash in Bristol was wanted by the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Bristol police said they were called to the area of Pine Street and Riverside Avenue after getting reports of a crash that escalated into a felony assault.

Police said a vehicle was stopped at a red light on Riverside Avenue when it was hit by another vehicle from behind.

The two people got out to inspect the damage, and that's when police said the driver intentionally accelerated, forcing the two out of the way. One of the men was able to avoid the vehicle, but the second man was hit in the knee.

The driver then rammed his vehicle into the back of the other, forcing it onto the grass median.

Witnesses to the crash were able to get the driver out of the vehicle, and he was later identified as Roman Jimenez, 45, of Peck Lane.

Jimenez was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol/drugs, failure to drive a reasonable distance, operating without a licence and failure to maintain auto insurance.

For his part in the assault that followed, he was also charged with assault, criminal mischief and breach of peace.

Jimenez is being held on a $15,000 bond and will appear in Bristol Superior Court on Monday.

During the booking process, police said they also learned he was wanted by Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and an order to detain for deportation was faxed into the Bristol Police Department.

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