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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MA Man Arrested In Road Rage Incident With Tow Truck Driver

Here's the story from the Patriot Ledger:
BRAINTREE —

Police arrested a Braintree man and charged him with pointing a handgun at another man during a road rage incident.

Police charged John M. O’Connor, 45, with assault with a dangerous weapon.

A 25-year-old tow truck driver from Braintree told police that O’Connor pointed a gun at him from an open window during a verbal exchange at the intersection of Elm and Church streets early Monday.

The tow truck driver said he was traveling on Interstate 93 and was getting off the highway at Washington Street when O’Connor cut him off. When O’Connor drove away, the tow truck driver followed him and called police.

Officers Brian Eng and Matthew Heslam stopped O’Connor at the intersection of Commercial Street and Prescott Lane.

Police said O’Connor gave a different version of what happened, but both men told stories about aggressive driving.

A loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun, similar to the type police officers carry, was found in O’Connor’s vehicle. O’Connor has a license to carry that type of weapon, police said.

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