PONTIAC, MI – A Village of Holly man who is accused of intentionally ramming a pickup truck into the brother of his former girlfriend was arraigned Tuesday in 52nd -1st Division District Court in Novi on one of count assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.
Richard Eric Kalinowski, 52, is being held in the Oakland County Jail on $100,000 – 10 percent cash bond set by Magistrate Michael Bosnic. Kalinowski’s next court appearance is May 5.
“It has become far too common to see violence perpetrated as a choice when interpersonal relationships break down,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “It is unacceptable and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Deputies were sent to the 200 block of Bishop St. in Highland Township on April 25 shortly after 4:30 p.m. to investigate and found the 43-year-old victim. The man told deputies his sister had called him and said that Kalinowski was chasing her vehicle in his Dodge Ram pickup truck and she was driving to her brother’s Bishop Street address. As she pulled into the driveway, the brother ran to towards the street. A video recording from a neighbor shows the brother being struck by the truck, catapulting him onto a nearby parked vehicle parked. The pickup truck is seen speeding away.
The brother told deputies Kalinowski swerved at him when he was hit. The brother suffered injuries to his hands and forehead. He was treated and released from a nearby hospital.
Kalinowski later appeared at the sheriff’s Highland Township substation and where he spoke with deputies and was arrested.