A Sandwich man is facing an assault charge after he allegedly attacked a neighbor with a baseball bat last Wednesday, July 3 over an argument about speeding on Nantucket Trail.

Police were called to a home on Nantucket Trail at 6:04 PM when a resident reported the attack. The caller told police that while he was mowing his lawn, he saw a neighbor driving her car at a high rate of speed along the street.

Having spoken with her on multiple occasions about her driving and out of a concern for the safety of his children who often play in the front yard, he decided to confront the woman at her house. So he rode his riding mower to her home.

When he got there, he alleged that she began to yell at him to get off her property. At this point, the woman’s adult son came out of the house with a baseball bat and began walking toward him as he began to flee on the mower. The woman’s son, a 35-year-old Sandwich man, swung the bat and struck the vehicle, which created a scuff mark.

After hearing the man’s story, police went to the neighbor’s house. As they approached the home, they heard a male voice yelling at them to get off his property. The police then knocked on the door and spoke to the woman, who claimed that her neighbor had been repeatedly harassing her about her driving, often in an aggressive and profane manner.

As a result of the incident, the 35-year-old man will be summoned to court on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon (baseball bat) and malicious destruction of property under $1,200.

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