Randolph man faces charges for punching driver who sped down his street; victim’s jaw broken

A 30-year-old Randolph man is due in court today after he allegedly broke the jaw of a driver for speeding down his street in the South Shore town on Tuesday, Randolph police said.

At about 11:29 a.m. Tuesday, Randolph police received a call reporting that a man, later identified as Phillip Vasialka, had followed a 25-year-old man into a gas station and punched him twice in the face.

“Words were exchanged in the gas station. The suspect then punched the victim twice in the face, causing a serious jaw injury,” said Randolph Police Lieutenant John Hamelburg.

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The victim of the attack was allegedly speeding down Cross Street in Randolph, where Vasialka lives. Vasialka became angry at the victim’s driving, got into his own car, and followed the victim to a nearby gas station, where the altercation occurred, police said.

The victim remains in the hospital, and will have surgery this morning, police said.

Vasialka is to be arraigned in Quincy District Court on a charge of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, police said.

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