Trucker charged with punching driver

Steven Martone, 42, of Branford, was charged Tuesday with third-degree assault and breach of peace after officers were sent to investigate the report of a disturbance on a downtown street.

The driver of a box truck -- later identified as Martone -- punched another driver in the face during a confrontation in a traffic jam, according to police. Martone's truck was located a short distance from the scene, and he was identified as the driver who threw the punch.

Assigned a $2,500 bond, Martone is scheduled to appear Aug. 27 in Norwalk Superior Court.