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New Jersey Man Charged with Ramming Car into Washington Monument Barrier

By rlsmetro on
New Jersey

United States Park Police reported no injuries during an incident where the driver of an SUV crashed into the barrier at the Washington Monument Saturday evening. 

According to United States Park Police, Mr. Jack Joseph Dessin, 38, of New Jersey, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon (automobile) and destruction of government property. 

Police said Dessin was immediately taken into custody after he allegedly crashed his car just outside the Washington Monument, missing several people who were walking near the 14th Street and Constitutional Avenue side of the Washington Monument, police said. 

Emergency responders rushed to the scene and found Dessin injured inside the SUV, covered in signs and had an American flag hanging from its passenger-side door. 

No motive was revealed and the investigation remains active and ongoing. 

Dessin is expected to be present in U.S. District Court on Monday, police said.