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Meryl Streep's nephew Charles, 31, charged with assault and strangulation after 'road rage incident' with driver, 18, who needed emergency surgery

Meryl Streep's nephew, 31-year-old Charles Harrison Streep, was arrested this week.
The Oscar winner's relative was allegedly involved in a road rage incident that took place in East Hampton, New York, on Monday that left an 18-year-old driver with a serious head trauma requiring emergency surgery, The Independent reported.
After detectives tracked him down, Charles was arrested on Thursday and charged with with felony counts of second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation, the site claimed. He was arraigned and released on $5,000 bail, police stated in a press release.
Family trouble: Meryl Streep's nephew, 31-year-old Charles Harrison Streep, was arrested this week. Here she is seen in September 2019
Caught: He was allegedly involved in a serious road rage incident that took place in East Hampton, New York, on Monday that left an 18-year-old driver with a serious head trauma
Family trouble: Meryl Streep's nephew, 31-year-old Charles Harrison Streep, was arrested this week. Here she is seen in September 2019 and Charles, right, in October 2019
Life on the coast: Here Charles, who goes by the name Charlie, is seen at an event
Life on the coast: Here Charles, who goes by the name Charlie, is seen at an event 
The incident was serious as the victim needed emergency surgery after his head was injured.
Charles, who goes by the name Charlie, is the son of Meryl's brother Dana Streep and his wife Mary.

Meryl is one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood and is best known for her films Sophie's Choice, Out Of Africa, Heartburn, The Devil Wears Prada and Mama Mia! She has won three Academy Awards. 
Meryl's representative did not immediately return calls to DailyMail.com
The road rage attack allegedly occurred at around 11:30 am on Monday in the parking lot behind a Chase Bank on Main Street in the upscale, sleepy neighborhood of East Hampton on New York's Long Island, the site claimed.
The East Hampton Village Police shared a press release about the incident.
Where it went down: The road rage attack allegedly occurred at around 11:30 am on Monday in the parking lot behind a Chase Bank on Main Street
Where it went down: The road rage attack allegedly occurred at around 11:30 am on Monday in the parking lot behind a Chase Bank on Main Street
The scene: East Hampton is an upscale, sleepy neighborhood of on New York's Long Island
The scene: East Hampton is an upscale, sleepy neighborhood of on New York's Long Island
A closer look at the scene: There is a brick lined driveway out of the bank's drive-up teller that leads to a parking lot
A closer look at the scene: There is a brick lined driveway out of the bank's drive-up teller that leads to a parking lot
It was stated by law enforcement that the victim suffered 'serious head trauma.'
Neither the attacker nor the victim were named on Monday, but it has now been claimed the attacker is Streep, according to the Independent.
The victim is reportedly an 18-year-old who was driving a Ford sedan at the time of the assault, He is from an area called Springs, according to The Independent. 
Thumb's up: The college graduate is pictured on Facebook swimming next to a boat
Thumb's up: The college graduate is pictured on Facebook swimming next to a boat
With friends in New York City last year: Streep, seen center, with Allison Bliven and Charlie Feid at BCNY's 71st Annual Fall Dance at The Pierre Hotel in October 2019 in New York City
With friends in New York City last year: Streep, seen center, with Allison Bliven and Charlie Feid at BCNY's 71st Annual Fall Dance at The Pierre Hotel in October 2019 in New York City
The site added description of the violent event. 
According to site, which spoke to Lieutenant Gregory Brown, the teen in the Ford turned into the Circle on Main Street which leads to the parking lot behind the Chase bank.
Streep was reportedly driving an Audi convertible and got out of his car to allegedly attack the teenager.
Family bond: Charles is the son of Meryl's brother Dana Streep and his wife Mary; here the actress is seen with her brother Dana in 2016 in NYC
Family bond: Charles is the son of Meryl's brother Dana Streep and his wife Mary; here the actress is seen with her brother Dana in 2016 in NYC
All together now: Meryl Streep in 1986 with her brother Dana, sister in law Mary and husband Don Gummer
All together now: Meryl Streep in 1986 with her brother Dana, sister in law Mary and husband Don Gummer
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It was noted that Charles was allegedly charged with 'second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation' which means he seems to have not only hit the boy but he also must have tried to strangle him.
The victim at first did not want medical treatment but then he asked for help, it was claimed by Brown, and he went home.
But his condition reportedly grew worse at home and he asked for medical assistance.
He was then taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Brown said. 'By 2:30 p.m., he had been airlifted from Southampton to Stony Brook University Hospital, as he required surgery for the trauma,' the site reported. 
There were eye witnesses who then called the police when the incident happened, but when the officers arrived, there was no sign of the perpetrator.
Good background: The nephew of Meryl seems to have had an ideal upbringing. He attended New Canaan High School in Connecticut and graduated in 2007
Good background: The nephew of Meryl seems to have had an ideal upbringing. He attended New Canaan High School in Connecticut and graduated in 2007
College: Then he went to University of Virginia where he played Lacrosse, according to the school’s website
College: Then he went to University of Virginia where he played Lacrosse, according to the school’s website
Here he is seen in a photo from his college
Here he is seen in a photo from his college 
The police then tracked down Streep believing he was the aggressor, and arrested him on Thursday morning at a house on Pondview Lane in East Hampton, according to the site.
He was then charged with felony counts of second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation. 
Charles was arraigned and released on $5,000 bail, police said.
East Hampton is full of affluence and where Alec Baldwin, Robert Downey, Jr and Neil Patrick Harris have homes. 
The nephew of Meryl seems to have had an ideal upbringing.
He attended New Canaan High School in Connecticut and graduated in 2007 then he went to University of Virginia where he played Lacrosse, according to the school’s website.

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