New Jersey man arrested and charged with assault after vehicle crashes into Washington Monument


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WASHINGTON (WDVM) — A New Jersey man was arrested for driving into a security barrier at the Washington Monument on Saturday, according to the United States Park Police.

United States Park Police arrived on the scene around 7:30 pm in response to a pedestrian-involved collision. Police say Dessin drove in the direction of pedestrians walking on the sidewalk near the Washington Monument and struck the security barrier just outside the southeast quadrant.

Jack Joseph Dessin, 38, of New Jersey, was arrested and charged for assault with a dangerous weapon along with the destruction of government property on Saturday, July 3.

No pedestrians were injured during this incident.

Dessin is expected to make an appearance in federal court on Monday, July 5.

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