A Department of Public Safety trooper is recovering after his patrol car was rammed multiple times by a naked man in a sedan near Flagstaff.
Around 8 a.m. Sunday the trooper responded to milepost 325 on Interstate 17 after receiving reports of a possible domestic violence situation and a naked my lying in the median.
When the trooper arrived at the scene, Montrais Boyd Sr. of California ran towards his patrol car and began hitting it with his fist multiple times, a DPS spokesperson said.
The trooper then moved his car in front of the suspect’s black BMW, officials said. Boyd allegedly got into the car and began ramming into the trooper’s car repeatedly.
Afterwards, Boyd sped off in the wrong direction for over a mile, a DPS spokesperson said. The trooper observed the man losing control of his vehicle and swerving on multiple occasions.
According to DPS, theBMW crashed into a rock embankment and rolled over near milepost 331. The man was taken into custody without incident.
It was discovered that Boyd’s 4-year-old son was in the passenger’s seat, DPS said. Both Boyd and his son were treated for minor bruises and abrasions as a result of the crash.
The boy was reunited with his mother at the hospital.
A DPS spokesperson said the trooper is home recovering from an injury sustained during the incident but is expected to be OK.
Boyd was booked into the Coconino County Jail for aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument, felony endangerment, child abuse and criminal damage charges.