You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Tennessee man, 37, 'admits deliberately crashing his car because he wanted an excuse to go to court to discuss his marital problems'

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 4/26/2019 Chauncey Alcorn For Dailymail.com
a car driving on a city street: Joel Amaya, 37, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the Wednesday night intentional crash on Harding Place near South Perimiter Park Drive less than 24 hours ago in Nashville, Tennessee © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Joel Amaya, 37, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the Wednesday night intentional crash on Harding Place near South Perimiter Park Drive less than 24 hours ago in Nashville, Tennessee

A Tennessee husband remained in jail Thursday morning after police say he intentionally crashed his car into another person's vehicle so he could go to court and discuss problems he was having with his wife.

Joel Amaya, 37, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the Wednesday night incident, county records show.

Nashville Metro Police responded to the crash on Harding Place near South Permiter Hill less than 24 hours ago.

Amaya told the officers he intentionally rear-ended the victim's automobile so authorities would take him to court, according to the incident report obtained by WKRN.

He said he was having problems with his wife and needed 'a way to go to court to discuss problems', the report states.

The officers told the suspect there were other ways to resolve issues.

The driver who Amaya crashed into told police the accident caused them some back pain, but the victim refused medical attention at the scene.

Damage to both cars was said to be minor.

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a class C felony in Tennessee. Amaya's bond was set at $10,000.

AdChoices
AdChoices

More From Daily Mail

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon