A 29-year-old Raleigh man is accused of assaulting three other drivers, with the intent to kill, while driving his car the wrong way in northwestern Raleigh, according to police records.
A Raleigh Police Department crash report alleges that Homayun Ethan Azargoon, of 3638 Blue Ridge Road, was driving his 2001 Nissan north on the wrong side of Edwards Mill Road about 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19.
Azargoon forced one driver off the road, struck a pickup truck, backed away from that collision and fled south – again in the wrong lane – before striking another vehicle, according to the crash report.
The report classifies Azargoon as having a “medical condition” and indicates that he was not suspected to be impaired. He was arrested Friday, more than a month after the crashes, at the address of Central Regional Hospital, a state psychiatric facility in Butner, county records state.
Azargoon, who has previously been charged in Wake County with disorderly conduct, breaking and/or entering and injury to personal property, was held Friday at the Wake County Detention Center with bail set at $350,000, county records state.
He faces three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of felony hit-and-run with injury. An investigation found he intentionally drove in the wrong lane, according to police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan.