The Bethel Police Department says that a man was arrested after officers responded to a strange incident on Maple Ave.

According to a press release, Bethel officers responded to 50 Maple Ave. at around 10:00 AM on Monday (Nov. 28) after a report was made that a person was repeatedly ramming one car into another.

When the cops arrived, 49-year-old Richard Gilbert of Middletown was found inside his car, and another unoccupied vehicle was close by with what was described as extensive damage to the exterior. The report states that Gilbert allegedly commandeered a car that didn't belong to him, and used it as a ram in an attempt to free his own vehicle that has been stuck in a bush on the property since the previous night.

After conducting field sobriety tests, the BPD determined that Gilbert was operating under the influence and was arrested. Richard Gilbert was charged with operating under the influence, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct. He was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court on December 9.