DATE/TIME: Sunday, January 21st, 2007 / 03:30 PM

A 33-year-old man has been charged with viciously assaulting a 24-year-old man early this morning after he intentionally ran over him several times with his car at the Hess gas station on Brandywine Avenue.

The incident occurred just before 5 a.m. when the men Hasan Stewart and Derian Garland, both of Albany were making purchases. There is no indication that they knew each other. For an unknown reason, the men got into an altercation outside. Stewart retreated to the rented Nissan sedan he was driving and started circling the lot. Garland was standing in the lot when Stewart intentionally struck him with the car, knocking Garland to the ground and underneath the front tires. Stewart then reportedly drove back and forth over Garland several times before driving away and getting onto I-890 eastbound.

Responding officers caught up with Stewart as he was entering the Thruway at Exit 25 and took him into custody. He has been charged with the felony of Assault-1st degree, and the misdemeanors of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation for driving with a suspended license.

Stewart was arraigned this afternoon and remanded to the Schenectady County Jail.

Garland sustained severe injuries to his right hand and arm. He was treated at the scene by Schenectady Fire Department paramedics and transported to Albany Medical Center where he is currently being treated. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.