OSSIPEE, N.H. — Police say a New Hampshire man is facing charges for using a front-end loader to push a pickup truck down a highway in the town of Ossipee.

Officials say a family dispute boiled over when 55-year-old Edward Evans used his company’s construction equipment to flip the truck on its side and push it 1,000 feet down Route 16.

He deposited it at an auto repair shop.

Ossipee Police Sgt. Anthony Castaldo said the incident started with a report of an assault on Feb. 22. Evans faces charges including assault and reckless operation.

Evans is free on $5,000 personal recognizance bail. He said Saturday from his Wolfeboro home that it “wouldn’t be a good idea” to comment on pending criminal charges.

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