Sandwich police officer accused of ramming relative's car

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SANDWICH, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – An off-duty Sandwich police officer is accused of ramming the rear of a family member's car several times on Route 6.

Michael Hoadley, 46, of East Sandwich, was arrested and is set to be arraigned Friday morning in Barnstable District Court. He faces charges of assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (motor vehicle), domestic assault and battery, operating to endanger and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

The 27-year veteran of the Sandwich Police Department allegedly caused his unidentified relative's car to go off the roadway and into the median Thursday night, police said. No injuries were reported in the incident, which happened at 11:50 p.m. on Route 6 east of Exit 2.

Hoadley was suspended and placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

This isn't the first time Hoadley has faced department discipline. He served a three-month suspension for an off-duty incident in December 2010, when he allegedly struck a light post at a Forestdale gas station and left the scene without reporting it. In 2011, Hoadley was also placed on paid administrative leave while the department investigated allegations of another officer that he sent harassing text messages.

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