Hamden police have arrested a man accused of running over his girlfriend with a pickup and slapping her 11-year-old son in the face.
Michael Cancel, 49, of Hamden, was arrested after an incident Sunday afternoon.
According to police, Cancel got into a verbal argument with his girlfriend, which escalated. Cancel allegedly pushed his girlfriend, slapped her 11-year-old son, and pushed the son’s 12-year-old friend before getting into his Dodge Ram pickup and driving across the lawn.
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Police said Cancel hit his girlfriend with the truck and ran over her leg. The victim was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment.
A short time later Cancel got into an accident in West Haven, and West Haven police turned him over to Hamden.
Cancel was charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a minor. His bond was set at $50,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court Monday.