Wayne R. Nichols has been charged with assault and reckless endangering.

A Farmington man, identified as Wayne R. Nichols, 67, has been charged after he allegedly hit a state Division of Family Services worker with his car.

A Delaware State Police investigation showed the episode took place at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at a home in the 1000 block of Staytonville Road, east of Farmington, said division spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.

The 41-year-old DFS worker was standing in the yard talking to a woman living at the address when Nichols allegedly drove up and steered toward the two women. The case worker tried to get out of the way but was hit by the car’s front bumper.

The woman jumped into her own car and Nichols allegedly drove toward her but stopped just before hitting the driver’s side door. The woman drove to a nearby home and called 911, Fournier said.

Nichols was arrested without resistance and is charged with second-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangering.

He has been committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, on a $4,000 secured bond.