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Pasadena Man Faces Assault Charge for Ramming His Car into Woman’s After Collision

Published on Saturday, March 11, 2023 | 8:19 am

A Pasadena man was arrested on Friday for allegedly assaulting a female driver with his car after rear-ending her while she stopped for a red light at the intersection of Sierra Madre Boulevard and Altadena Drive.

When the woman pulled over after the collision, the suspect,  identified as David Sinatra, 58, rammed his car multiple times into the woman’s car and left the scene around 1:56 p.m., according to Pasadena Police Lt. Derek Locklin.

Police received a call shortly thereafter at a nearby business where Sinatra was reportedly causing a disturbance. Officers discovered he was driving the vehicle that had been involved in the earlier collision and arrested him.

The woman driver identified Sinatra as the man who had intentionally rammed her car, according to Locklin.

The woman driver was treated for minor pain to her back by Pasadena Fire Department paramedics but was not transported to a hospital for further treatment. There was only minor damage to her car, according to Locklin.

Sinatra was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and held on $30,000 bond. He was being held at the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Inmate Reception Center in Los Angeles, according to booking records.

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