HANFORD — A teenaged boy was arrested this weekend after intentionally ramming his car into his girlfriend’s car because he was upset with her, according to police officials.
The teenager fled but was caught after witnesses showed officers photographs of him and his vehicle, including the license plate, said a released statement from the Hanford Police Department.
The incident happened on Sunday around 5:50 p.m. Hanford officers said they were dispatched to the area of West Grangeville Boulevard and Rodgers Road regarding a traffic accident involving a Ford Mustang and a Hyundai.
Upon arrival, officers said they learned the collision was not an accident but an intentional act.
Police said the investigation revealed a 16-year-old male was upset with his girlfriend, and when he saw his girlfriend in a car, he intentionally rammed the vehicle he was driving into his girlfriend’s vehicle, which was occupied by a 17-year-old driver and a 17-year-old passenger.
After the victim’s vehicle was struck, officials said it traveled over the center median of Grangeville Boulevard, across both lanes of oncoming traffic, and came to rest against the railroad crossing arms on Grangeville Boulevard.
Police said the male juvenile suspect fled the scene, but witnesses were able to show officers the photographs of the suspect with his vehicle and license plate.
Officers said they were able to locate the suspect and arrest him on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon. He was booked at the Kings County Juvenile Center.
Police said the victims sustained minor injuries from the collision.