WPD: Man intentionally drove minivan into side of another vehicle

WATERTOWN, NY —  Anthony R. Graves, 33, of 325 Coffeen St., upper apt., Watertown, is facing numerous charges after he intentionally drove his 2006 Kia Sedona minivan into the side of a 2010 Ford Fusion occupied by his 17-month-old daughter and other passengers at about 5:11 p.m. Thursday, according to the Watertown Police Department.

Mr. Graves is charged with:

second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree assault, and third-degree criminal possession, all felonies, for allegedly driving his minivan into to the right rear passenger’s side door of a 2010 Ford Fusion owned by his sister, Mykenzie Graves, 18, Watertown, causing injury to the right leg of Tristin Migliore, 21, Watertown, who was seated in a passenger seat

endangering the welfare of a child

reckless driving

aggravated driving while intoxicated

consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle

third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation

driving without a license

A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more is considered proof of intoxication under state law. Aggravated DWI, which carries harsher penalties upon conviction, is charged when the BAC is 0.18 percent or greater. Police did not provide his BAC.


Mr. Graves was additionally charged with second-degree strangulation, a felony, and second-degree harassment for intentionally grabbing Tristin Migliore, 21, by her throat with his two hands and squeezed until she lost consciousness at about 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at 325 Coffeen St., according to court documents. He is also accused of striking her numerous times in the face and head causing bruising to her face and eye, police said.

He was being held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building pending arraignment Friday morning in court.