Timpson police: Man rammed vehicle at intersection, endangered 8-year-old boy

Timpson police: Man rammed vehicle at intersection, endangered 8-year-old boy
Carl Hightower (Source: Shelby County Jail)

TIMPSON, TX (KTRE) - A man who was angry at another driver who honked at him allegedly rammed his car into the other person’s vehicle at an intersection in Timpson last week in what the town’s police chief described as a road rage incident.

An 8-year-old boy was in the victim’s vehicle when the collision occurred.

Carl Hightower, 57, of Timpson, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, driving while intoxicated (third or more,), and abandoning or endangering a child. Hightower was released from the Shelby County Jail on May 1 after he paid bail on a collective bond amount of $17,000.

Chief Kent Graham with the Timpson Police Department said Monday that it was a road rage-type incident.

Hightower, who was driving a black 1995 Jaguar at the time, ran a stop sign at the intersection of Jacob and Austin streets, Graham said. The victim, the person, whose gray 2012 Hyundai Elantra was almost hit, honked his or her horn at Hightower.

Graham said, for some reason, the victim decided to pull over. At that point, Hightower allegedly rammed the front of the victim’s Elantra with his Jaguar. Hightower then got out of his car and cursed the victim out before he left the scene.

Timpson police found Hightower about a block away, and he was “hollering at and cursing” another person, Graham said.

No one was injured in the incident, Graham said.

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