SOUTHINGTON — A Cheshire man faces DUI and other charges after police said he hit some parked vehicles and almost struck an employee at a local automotive business.
Steven Malon, 61, of Cheshire, was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated, second-degree criminal attempt to commit assault, reckless driving, failure to drive in proper lane, second-degree breach of peace, reckless endangerment and evading responsibility.
The incident started in the parking lot of L&S Automotive, 1157 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, when Malon backed into a vehicle in the parking lot, according to a press release. When an employee went to speak to him, Malon got back in his pickup truck and backed into another vehicle, almost striking the employee.
The employee jumped into the bed of the truck as Malon began to drive away, the press release said. He told police he was thrown around the bed of the truck as Malon sped away erratically.
Malon was apprehended in the parking lot of 1783 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. He was released on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Court on August 10.