A Hudson Valley man is accused of purposely driving on the sidewalk and running a man over with his car.

On Friday, Kingston police charged 21-year-old Nicholas M. Waller of Kingston with assault, a felony, and a misdemeanor for criminal contempt.

Around 3:30 a.m. on July 5, police responded to Mary’s Avenue for reports of a person who was hit by a car. An investigation determined that Waller was involved in a dispute earlier that morning with a female, police say.

Waller left the area, but is accused of returning and intentionally driving up the sidewalk and hitting 21-year-old man with his car. The man was a friend of another woman who was at the scene, officials say.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released for contusions.

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