(BRISTOL,Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A Naugatuck man is facing numerous charges .It began about 10:45 Friday morning when Wolcott Police notified Bristol Police of a carjacking in their town.
The vehicle was believed to be traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 69. Bristol Officers spotted it on North Main Street. The driver crashed the car into shrubbery at North Main and Curtis Streets.
The suspect, 24 year old Shawn Smith,police say, fled on foot. A resident at 24 Roberts Street was backing out of the driverway when encounterd by Smith.
Police say Smith fought the driver and tried to steal the vehcle while it as moving backwards in the driveway.
The operator and his wife successfully fought off Smith, who was taken into custody.Both the husband and wife received minor injuries and refused medical attention at the scene.
Smith faces charges including,Criminal Attempt to Carjack,Breach of Peace,2 counts of Assault in the Third Degree and Reckless Endangerment.He is due in Bristiol Superior Court Monday.