Radcliff man accused of trying to force vehicle off Dixie

A Radcliff man is facing several charges after he reportedly drove his vehicle in a way Monday afternoon that nearly forced another vehicle off North Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.

Carl Douglas Cun­ningham Jr., 35, is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, third offense driving under the influence of intoxicants and second offense driving on a DUI-suspended sentence.

According to an arrest report, Cun­ning­ham was driving a black 2013 Acura and “tried repeatedly to push” another vehicle off North Dix­ie Boulevard from Lincoln Trail Boule­vard to Elm Road around 1:15 p.m. Monday.

The other driver, who was an acquaintance of Cunningham’s, according to the arrest citation, was forced to swerve or be “hit and pushed off the road.” Cunningham was driving erratically and swerving in and out of traffic, and driving close to the other man’s vehicle.

When the other driver stopped at a traffic light at Dixie and Elm Road, Cunningham reportedly attempted to pull the man from his vehicle “to fight him,” the arrest reported said.

Cunningham is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear Monday in Hardin District Court.

Wanton endangerment is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Also, a third offense DUI conviction could result in up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.

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