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updated: 12/2/2013 1:57 PM

Police: Streamwood man tried to hit driver repeatedly with car

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  • Joseph M. Maloney

    Joseph M. Maloney
    courtesy of the Cook County Sheriff's Office


A Streamwood man faces felony charges after following a driver to his home Friday and attempting to hit him with a car multiple times, according to a police report.

Police responded to a report of an altercation in front of a house on the 500 block of Ridge Circle around 4 p.m. While approaching the scene, the responding officer came upon a red 1998 Pontiac driving on the wrong side of the road.

The officer pulled over the driver, Joseph M. Maloney, 52, of the 400 block of Sherwood Drive, and performed a sobriety test. According to police, Maloney's eyes were glassy and his breath smelled of alcohol. He was arrested and faces seven charges, including aggravated driving under the influence for a third DUI, two counts of aggravated assault, reckless conduct, improper lane usage, operation of an uninsured vehicle and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

According to the police report, shortly before police arrived, a driver pulled up next to Maloney's vehicle near the intersection of Woodland Heights and Park boulevards and yelled at him about his driving abilities after watching him drive up on a curb and swerve in the road. Maloney drove off and the driver returned to his home on the 500 block of Ridge Circle, where he parked his car on the street.

Police said as the driver was exiting his vehicle, he saw Maloney coming down the street right at him. After almost hitting the man, Maloney drove away and came back again at least three more times, trying to hit the man and a relative who was doing yard work in their front yard, police said.

Maloney's bail was set at $75,000.

His next court date is scheduled for Thursday in Rolling Meadows.

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