Cops: After Threats, Man Crashes Into Female's Car

Matthew Daigle has been charged with first degree reckless endangerment and second degree threatening, among other charges.


Arrest information provided by the Milford Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A West Haven man had been allegedly following an acquaintance during the day, attempting to make contact with her.

According to Milford Police, Mathew Daigle, age 22 of West Haven, sent a text message to the acquaintance indicating that he was going to crash his vehicle into her vehicle unless she stopped and talked to him.

Afterwards, the victim was traveling on Ford Street in Milford and stopped her vehicle at the intersection on West Rutland Road when Daigle allegedly positioned his vehicle in front of the victim's vehicle. 

The victim attempted to drive away when Daigle drove his vehicle into the other vehicle, causing significant damage and then left the scene. 

Daigle has been charged with first degree reckless endangerment, second degree threatening, first degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and evading responsibility.

Daigle was released on a promise to appear in court on November 27th, 2012.

If you have any questions about this Police Report, please contact Editor Ryan Sartor at ryan.sartor@patch.com

David Chesler November 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Sounds like he was texting and driving -- why wasn't that charged? The folks who claim cell phones are dangerous will no doubt add this to their statistics.


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