A Sandwich police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges including assault with intent to murder after allegedly ramming a relative’s vehicle.
Forty-six-year-old Michael Hoadley declined to comment when he arrived for his arraignment Friday in Barnstable District Court. He also is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, domestic assault and battery, operating to endanger and leaving the scene of an accident.
District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said Hoadley was released under electronic monitoring and a restraining order not to contact the relative.
Sandwich police said Hoadley was arrested just before midnight Thursday. He allegedly drove his car into the rear of his family member’s vehicle several times on Route 6 Thursday night, forcing the other vehicle into the median. The driver, whose name wasn’t disclosed, wasn’t injured.
Hoadley has been placed on paid leave.