A judge set bail at $5,000 today for a man charged with a series of traffic violations - and for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - after he allegedly drove through a barricade set up for the Puerto Rican Festival parade, sending them flying into officers who had been trying to get him to stop, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Rather than wait for a green light on Green Street at Washington Street, around 12:15 p.m., Jamauree Haygood, 28, drove onto the other side of the street and around the three vehicles in front of him and turned right onto Washington Street against the red, the DA's office reports.
Then, his alleged frustration mounted at Walnut Avenue and Peter Parley Road, where police had set up a barricade to protect participants and bystanders at the Puerto Rican parade, the DA's office reports:
Haygood refused to comply with police commands and instead drove through the barricade. The barricade struck both officers, knocking them to the ground and causing injuries. Both were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Haygood remained on the scene after the crash and was placed under arrest. The vehicle sustained damage to the front bumper and headlight.
Haygood was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and reckless driving, the DA's office reports, adding he was also ticketed for a marked-lanes violation and for failure to stop or yield.
Even if he makes bail, the DA's office reports, he will remain behind bars because West Roxbury Municipal Court Judge Steven Key revoked his bail on an earlier, pending case.