A man who admitted to police that he has anger management issues, was jailed Friday after he allegedly tried to deliberately run his car into hers on the streets of Ceres.
Wilfred McKenzie, 56, of Modesto, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
The incident started at 1:08 p.m. in the 1600 block of Herndon Road when McKenzie allegedly violated a restraining order to stay away from his ex-wife. The ex reported that she stopped at Burger King on Hatch Road and that her Chevy Equinox was being followed by a black Toyota Camry. As she drove southbound on the frontage road, she heard someone in the Toyota yelling at her. She noticed the car was being driven erratically and so she sped up to put distance between the two vehicles. She turned right onto Whitmore Avenue and then got on northbound Highway 99. She had gained distance but the driver pursued her on the freeway. She took the Hatch Road exit but traffic slowed her at Herndon Avenue.
McKenzie, said police, was following and deliberately rammed into the back of a black Hyundai behind his ex-wife's vehicle in order to cause a chain reaction crash into her vehicle. Occupants of the black Hyundai, 63-year-old Timothy Yadron, and wife Donna Yadron, 64, both of Ceres, were transported to a local hospital with complaints of pain.
McKenzie then rushed up to his ex's car on foot and tried to open her door before she moved forward and away from him to call 911. Meanwhile, bystanders behind the wheel maneuvered their vehicles to prevent McKenzie from driving away.
He admitted to police that he tried to run his ex-wife off the road. McKenzie was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, and violation of a restraining order.