A Westminster man was charged with assault and intoxicated endangerment after allegedly throwing a shoe at a car.
Donald Wayne Delph Winter, 30, of no fixed address, was charged with three counts of second-degree assault and intoxicated endangerment after the incident last week.
At about 4 p.m. Saturday, the Westminster Police Department received a 911 call reporting a fight in progress in the area of 105 E. Main St. Upon arrival, the officer learned a woman was operating her vehicle when an unknown male, later identified as Winter, threw a shoe at her car, according to the statement of probable cause. When she stopped her vehicle, the woman was approached by Winter, according to the statement.
She asked him if he had thrown a shoe at her vehicle, and Winter pushed her to the ground, according to the statement. A passenger in the vehicle exited to intervene between Winter and the woman. Winter then punched the passenger in the mouth, according to the statement.
A second passenger then got out of the car to stop Winter from punching the first passenger and was injured, according to the statement. The second passenger, who refused medical help, said he believed he now has a loose tooth from being hit by Winter, according to the statement.
The officer located Winter walking in the area of East Main Street and Longwell Avenue. He had a “strong odor” of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, and told the officer he had been drinking a 4 Loko and, while he was “buzzed,” he wasn’t “drunk,” according to the statement.
Winter was arrested on Saturday and taken to the Carroll County Detention Center, where he was committed, according to electronic court records. He has a court date scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Feb 13.