- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man accused of gunning the engine of his pickup truck as he “mowed down” a 15-year-old boy on a bicycle has been ruled a danger to society and held without bail.

Police say 21-year-old Lowell resident Calvin Sousa was enraged that the boy had insulted his sister when he ran him down Feb. 12 on a sidewalk. The boy was left with brain and back injuries as Sousa drove away with the bike wedged under his vehicle.

The Sun (https://bit.ly/1RsfxjM ) reports that a judge Wednesday ruled Sousa a danger based on what prosecutors called a history of violence. Sousa has pleaded not guilty to charges including attempted murder.

Sousa’s attorney said the victim pulled a knife on his client.

The victim is out of the hospital.

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Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, https://www.lowellsun.com

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