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Massachusetts Man Allegedly Batters Driver After Boca Raton Crash

Boca Raton Florida News Palm Beach County

Stanley Hillier, From Dennis Port, Arrested. Apparently Didn’t Like Driver Talking To His Ex-Wife.

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Dennis HIllier, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Massachusetts man hoping to catch a flight at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport ended up catching a battery charge instead after police say he punched the man driving him to the airport. The victim was found with blood oozing from his right eye, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report reviewed by BocaNewsNow.com.

Stanley Hillier, 68, of Candlewood Lane in Dennis Port, Massachusetts, allegedly told a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper that he was frustrated that the driver — his friend — was talking to his ex-wife. He was also apparently upset that the friend crashed the car. This is how FHP documented the alleged admission.

“I asked him what had transpired? and Mr. Hillier stated that his friend, (the victim), who is also his neighbor, was driving his ex-wife’s car and crashed it. He then started to explain that he found out that (the victim) was talking to his ex-wife and he was frustrated, and he and (the victim) started to argue. I asked Mr. Hillier if he ever punched (the victim) and he stated “yes” “I punched him in the face”. I asked Mr. Hillier if (the victim) hit him back and he stated “no”.”

The victim, according to police, had blood coming out of his lower right eye. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Hillier, who police say was showing signs of intoxication, was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach for medical clearance, then was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on a charge of battery. He was later released on his own recognizance.

The crash occurred on I-95, just south of Palmetto Park Road, around 9:50 p.m. on Monday.

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