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Willmar man hit with felony impaired driving, property damage charges after allegedly ramming vehicle

WILLMAR -- A 32-year-old Willmar man made his first appearance Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court on four felony charges, for driving while impaired and first-degree property damage, for allegedly ramming another man's vehicle with his sport utility vehicle Tuesday evening.

Abdulaziz Mahamuud Ibrahim is also facing a gross misdemeanor charge for driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety and misdemeanor charges for giving a false name, theft and reckless driving.

Unconditional bail was set at $60,000 with conditional bail al-lowed for $1,000. His next appearance is April 6. According to the complaint, dispatch received a call just before midnight Tuesday from a man who said he was hiding in some bushes near the college because a man was trying to kill him.

Officers located a van, which had sustained rear-end damage, along 15th Avenue Northwest and then the man, wearing no shoes or socks and covered in mud, came out of the trees along the road.

The man said he was in the parking lot of an apartment building when another vehicle attempted to ram his vehicle and then followed him to the location and rammed it again.

He alleged that the man inside stole the keys from his vehicle after he ran away to hide. He described the vehicle and said he knew Ibrahim from his workplace.

A deputy located Ibrahim, who appeared to have consumed alcohol, and his vehicle, which had front-end damage, at another apartment complex. Ibrahim was arrested after refusing to comply with field sobriety tests and refusing to take a breath test.

He again refused to submit to testing at the Law Enforcement Center.

Officers found a bottle of vodka in the vehicle and determined that parts to his damaged vehicle matched those found at the first scene.

A review of Ibrahim's record shows three driving while impaired convictions, from incidents in October and November 2003 and February 2008.