New Port Richey man accused of ramming estranged girlfriend's car

CLEARWATER — When his girlfriend moved out, a New Port Richey man found her at a friend's house and rammed his Dodge Charger into her vehicle as she tried to drive away, police said.

It happened about 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 2900 block of State Road 590.

The woman, who was not identified by police, was not harmed. She recently moved out, police said, because of ongoing domestic violence.

She wasn't expecting the suspect, Matthew S. Tweel, 28, to go to her friend's house in Safety Harbor, they said. She tried leaving but he followed.

That's when, Clearwater police said, the suspect drove into the rear of her car. She fled and called police, who found Tweel at Keene Road and Drew Street. They arrested him on charges of aggravated assault with a vehicle and marijuana possession.

Police seized his silver Dodge Charger.

He was being held Thursday in the Pinellas County jail.

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New Port Richey man accused of ramming estranged girlfriend's car 04/15/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 15, 2010 1:58pm]

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