A report of a disturbance and a vehicle in a ditch Wednesday night on Oakwood Road resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly used his vehicle to push the other vehicle into the ditch.

A report of a disturbance and a vehicle in a ditch Wednesday night on Oakwood Road resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly used his vehicle to push the other vehicle into the ditch.

Al Goins, 71, reportedly had been following his girlfriend’s car with his own while she was driving another person to work Wednesday, Deputy Prosecutor Karres Manning said during a court hearing Friday for Goins.

Detective Jerry Lambert reported that when the woman reached 6th Avenue and Blake Street and stopped for a traffic light, Goins allegedly struck the back of her vehicle and pushed her through the intersection.

Manning said the woman was able to drive off and Goins chased her, striking her vehicle a second time and causing it to spin out of control and stop in the middle of the roadway where Goins allegedly pushed the woman’s vehicle into the ditch.

Lambert reported that the woman and the other person ran from the scene, and when police questioned Goins, he said he was “there to help get the vehicle out of the ditch.”

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Goins, who Manning said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with two counts of aggravated assault.

Kearney also told Goins to have no contact with either alleged victim until the case is decided and to come back to court May 25.

Goins said he would hire his own attorney.