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Police: Derry Township man tried to hit man with his car

Renatta Signorini

A Derry Township man was arraigned Monday after police said he tried to hit another man with his car.

Robert John Kuszajewski, 27, is charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment and related offenses.

Police were called to South Summit Street in Derry Township at 10 p.m. Wednesday when a man reported almost being hit by a Chevrolet Impala after receiving threatening text messages from Kuszajewski, according to court papers. The man — who troopers said is the boyfriend of Kuszajewski’s ex-paramour — and other witnesses told police the suspect accelerated on Sixth Avenue toward him, unsuccessfully trying to hit him, before slamming on his car’s brakes.

Troopers saw tire marks about 15 feet long on Sixth Avenue to South Summit Street. When they caught up with Kuszajewski at his home a few miles away, he told investigators he “experienced brake failure” and the man was in his path of travel at the time, according to court papers.

Police inspected the car’s braking system and found it to be working properly. Kuszajewski was jailed on an unrelated bench warrant. He was arraigned Monday on the new charges and bond was set at $100,000 unsecured.

A July 22 preliminary hearing is set.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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