Showing posts with label road rage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label road rage. Show all posts

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Iraq veteran blamed PTSD for shooting at car and road rage?

Route 29 road rage driver gets three months in jail

Fauquier Now
By Don Del Rosso
Staff Journalist
December 19, 2019
Testifying Wednesday in circuit court for 15 minutes, Mr. Busicchia blamed his behavior on post-traumatic stress disorder, caused by military experiences in Iraq. Beginning in 2003, he served about 13 months in the country.

A Jeffersonton man will spend three months in jail for firing two gunshots from his car at a van near New Baltimore in June.

Damian Patrick Busicchia pleaded guilty Oct. 23 in Fauquier County Circuit Court to one felony count of firing a weapon from a vehicle — in exchange for dismissal of an identical gun charge and a felony hit-and-run count.

After a 35-minute hearing Wednesday afternoon in circuit court, Judge James E. Plowman sentenced Mr. Busicchia to seven years in prison, suspending all but three months.
Driving a black Audi A6, Mr. Busicchia cut off the driver of a van, according to investigators

The van driver gave him the finger. Mr. Busicchia, 39, then lowered his driver-side window and fired two shots, according to investigators. The bullets didn’t strike the van or other nearby vehicles.
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Man on trial after road rage death of Iraq veteran

Nebraska man stands trial in killing of Iraq War veteran

The Associated Press
Feb 27, 2019
Womack was in the Army and served three tours in Iraq before he moved to Omaha with his wife to raise their three children.
OMAHA — An Omaha trial has begun for a man accused in the road-rage killing of an Iraq War veteran.

Michael Benson, 26, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of James Womack, 32. The shooting occurred at a busy Omaha intersection in 2017.

Dashcam video from another vehicle shows that the altercation began after Womack got out of his semitrailer and yelled at Benson, pounded on the passenger-side window of Benson's truck and started to walk back to his semitrailer.

Witnesses testified in a Douglas County courtroom Tuesday that they heard gunshots and then saw Womack fall to the ground. Womack was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.
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Friday, May 11, 2018

Man stands accused of road rage murder of Cody Harter

Police make arrest in 'road rage' killing of Air Force veteran
ABC News
May 10, 2018

Cody Harter, 24, was stabbed to death following a possible road-rage incident on a Missouri highway.

Missouri police have made an arrest in the killing of a 24-year-old Air Force veteran and Missouri Air National Guard reservist who was stabbed in an apparent road rage incident.

Detectives had been working around the clock to solve the death of Cody Harter, Sgt. Chris Depue, a spokesman for the Lee's Summit Police Department, told ABC News over the weekend.

The suspect, 58-year-old Nicholas Webb, has been charged with second-degree murder, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Jackson County. On Saturday, two hours after Harter was attacked, Webb was arrested in Liberty, Missouri on charges of possession of dangerous drugs and driving under the influence, the complaint states.

On Wednesday, a detective from the Clay County, Missouri Sheriff's Office obtained body camera footage from the arrest, which revealed that Webb had been driving a gray four-door Mitsubishi Lancer, according to the complaint. The arrest report stated that Webb was in possession of a knife in his right pants pocket, the complaint states.
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Arizona Fire Captain's life ended because of road rage

A Marine veteran tried to confront a tailgating driver and was shot in the head, officials say
Washington Post
By Kristine Phillips
February 5, 2018

An off-duty Arizona fire captain was shot and killed in an alleged road-rage incident Sunday by a man who told investigators he thought his gun was not loaded, authorities said.
A city colleague was lost to us today, we mourn with the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department on the death of Fire Captain Kyle Brayer.

Kyle Brayer, a former Marine and 10-year veteran of the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department, was riding in a golf cart with friends early Sunday morning in Scottsdale when a man in a red Scion coupe began driving closely, nearly hitting the back of the cart, police said.

After the cart pulled up to a stop sign, Brayer walked over to the coupe and was shot in the head, according to police. The 34-year-old died at a hospital.
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Soldier Critical After Possible Road Rage Attack

U.S. soldier critical after possible road rage shooting in SW Houston
Lauren Talarico
October 17, 2016

HOUSTON – A 20-year-old U.S. Army soldier is fighting for his life after being shot during an apparent road rage shooting in southwest Houston overnight.

According to the Houston Police Department, it happened at 11 p.m. Sunday South Post Oak near East Orem.

Police have identified the victim as Luis Diaz, who was in town on leave. He was shot in the head and is in critical condition.

So far there’s just a possible vehicle description – police are looking for a white box-type vehicle like a Sion. Investigators are really hoping someone knows something because multiple gunshots were fired.
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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Combat Medic Getting More Help After Road Rage

PTSD cited in Wellesley ‘road rage’ arrest
Boston Globe
Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff
February 19, 2016
“It’s about the guy next to me,” Beagan’s father remembered him saying. “I feel like I should do my share to protect those guys.”
DEDHAM — When Wellesley police patted down Ian Beagan, they felt Army dog tags under his dress shirt and sweater. When they checked him for identifying marks at booking, they found the numbers 8-3-1-1 tattooed across his right knuckles.

The tags and the inked digits — the date Beagan’s friends were blown up, according to his father — hinted at the burden he has carried in the four years since he returned from Afghanistan.

On Thursday, the 25-year-old community college student was arrested for allegedly pointing a loaded gun at another motorist on Route 9, in an incident police said was “road rage.” In court Friday, Beagan’s lawyer called the episode a result of post-traumatic stress disorder, and a judge postponed Beagan’s arraignment so he could seek evaluation and treatment.

Beagan told police he had been a combat medic and hinted at an experience his father detailed to the Globe in an interview. On Aug. 3, 2011, the truck Beagan usually rode in was carrying five soldiers when it struck a hidden improvised explosive device on a bridge in the Nerkh District, his father said. Two died instantly; two others were badly wounded. Beagan was not on board, but he responded quickly to the scene, treating the wounded.

“Some soldiers have survivor’s guilt,” said his father, Michael Beagan. On top of that, “medics feel it’s their duty to keep their unit safe — that even if they weren’t there, somehow it’s their fault, and Ian has tremendous guilt that his buddies died.”
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Afghanistan Vet Ordered To Get Counseling After Wellesley Road Rage Incident
From CBS News

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Marine Stabbed in Back After Road Rage Attack in Florida

Middleburg man jailed in apparent road-rage attack against Marine Corps lieutenant
Florida Times Union
By Dan Scanlan
Jan 25, 2016
Taken to UF Health Jacksonville for surgery when he suffered a 24-inch-long cut on his back, he is in good condition, according to hospital officials.
Josh Brannock, First Coast News

A 21-year-old Middleburg man is in the Clay County jail after a U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant was stabbed Sunday night in an apparent road-rage incident in a CVS parking lot on U.S. 17, according to the Orange Park Police Department. Tyler Lee Ennis of Seminole Village Drive was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after he was stopped in Middleburg an hour after the incident, police said.

The victim, Lt. Jared Cox, is part of the South Carolina-based Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122. He was here as part of training at Jacksonville Naval Air Station, said Capt. Clay Groover, a spokesman at the Beaufort, S.C., Marine Corps Air Station.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Three tour Iraq veteran attacked by road rage driver

Veteran, service dog reunited after road rage incident
By Tina Jensen
Published: Monday, February 10, 2014,
Lucky helps him cope with PTSD and a traumatic brain injury he has from three tours in Iraq.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A disabled Iraq war vet and his service dog were reunited after a bizarre road rage incident on Monday.

“It was just a traumatic experience for me,” Michael Martinez said. “Nothing I expected at home.”

Martinez said he was exiting I-40 onto Juan Tabo, heading south, when another driver attempted to merge into his lane as he was turning – and then started to tailgate him.

When the two vehicles stopped at Central, he says the passenger of the other car got out and punched out the window using just his fist.

The “Disabled Veteran” license plate and “Service Dog On Board” sticker were in plain view.

With the window shattered, his service dog, Lucky, got scared and jumped out into traffic.

“Once APD arrived, they took a report. I went looking for [Lucky] and I looked for him for hours and hours and I couldn’t find him and I was panicking,” Martinez said. “I finally found him at a car wash and he was just huddled up and shaking.”
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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Marine detained over road rage caught on camera

The victims of the attack were interviewed on this 10 News YouTube Video Camp Pendleton road rage victim tells his side of the story UPDATE to this story
Marine investigated in videotaped road rage at Camp Pendleton
By Michael Martinez
April 5, 2013

A Marine is cited with communicating a threat in a videotaped road rage incident
His unit is gathering information for potential legal or administrative proceedings
Marine in a wheelchair and her brother were in other car
Video shows young man using hands and feet to wail on vehicle

(CNN) -- A Marine is being investigated for potential legal or administrative proceedings after a video this week showed him in a profanity-loaded road rage against another motorist at Camp Pendleton, California, a Marines spokesman said Friday.

The Marine, whose name, rank or unit weren't being released, was cited for communicating a threat in the incident, but he wasn't charged as of Friday, said Sgt. Christopher Duncan, a Camp Pendleton spokesman.

The video, which went viral on the Internet, shows a young man yelling outside a truck, and he uses his hands and feet to wail on the truck whose driver sits calmly behind the wheel with the window rolled up. A woman passenger films the video.
The driver sat there calm as can be while the Marine went wild. The driver is caretaker of a wounded Marine, in the passenger seat. She is the one filming the whole thing.
Marine detained over road rage caught on camera
9 News
ninemsn staff
April 4, 2013

"The passenger is a wounded female Marine and the driver is her caregiver brother."

A decorated US Marine has been detained and may face charges after terrorising a paraplegic woman and her caregiver as they sat in their car.

Footage shows the unidentified young Marine sergeant, who reportedly is a Purple Heart recipient, unleash a three-minute-long tirade of abuse against the pair, who barely move a muscle in response.

At one point the inflamed marine bashes on their car window and lets out a high-pitched scream as he challenges the driver to open his door.

The incident happened at Camp Pendleton, a Marine Corps base in southern California, on Monday afternoon and apparently stemmed from a driving dispute.
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Friday, October 5, 2012

Unarmed National Guardsman shot and killed by police

Cop Shoots, Kills Unarmed Ex-Soldier Near LaGuardia
A friend who was in the car when Noel Polanco was shot and killed says the police officers who pulled them over did so in an act of road rage
By Shimon Prokupecz, Katherine Creag and Gus Rosendale
Friday, Oct 5, 2012

Polanco served in the U.S. Army for four years, enlisting in April 2008. He was assigned to the 1156th Engineer Company headquartered in Kingston, N.Y.
"He actually joined the Army because he wanted to be a cop," said Noel De La Rosa, a friend of Polanco. "He said, 'Why don't I do this for a couple of years, and then I'll join the force.'"

A police officer shot and killed a driver who was pulled over on a busy highway near LaGuardia Airport early Thursday because the cop mistakenly believed he had a gun, law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York.

Noel Polanco, 22, was on his way home to Corona from his job at the Ice Lounge in Astoria, and left at about 5 a.m., surveillance video shows. He'd offered a ride to a colleague, bartender Diana Deferrari, and another woman, who was an off-duty police officer, according to sources. All three lived in the same part of Queens.

As they headed home on the Grand Central Parkway, Polanco was pulled over after cutting off what turned out to be an unmarked police van.
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Mother of Unarmed Man Shot by Police Near LaGuardia: I Want Justice for My Son
Police said Noel Polanco reached under his seat and appeared to grab for an electric power drill before he was shot
By Shimon Prokupecz, Katherine Creag and Gus Rosendale
Friday, Oct 5, 2012

The mother of a 22-year-old unarmed driver shot and killed by police after being pulled over on a busy highway near LaGuardia Airport on his way home from work decried the shooting Friday and demanded justice for her son.

"They're just gonna take my son like that ... like he's some kind of criminal ... 22 years old, never got in trouble. I want justice for my son," sobbed Cecelia Reyes. "I'm not gonna let his memory stay like this. He was not a bad kid."
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Disabled Iraq veteran was attacked in a road rage incident

Disabled Iraq veteran punched by teenager
12:04 AM, Jun 25, 2012
Written by
Mike Lyons

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A disabled veteran was attacked in a road rage incident on the Westside Saturday and a teenager was arrested on battery charges.

50-year old Robert Dodd lives in Baker County. The single father of two walks with a cane, injured by mortar attacks while in the Navy in Iraq in 2004. He was driving his pickup east on Normandy Blvd. near Yellow Water Road when a young driver pulled out in front of him and he had to slam on brakes.

Dodd says he almost ran into the small car that pulled out in front of his pickup while he was driving just under 60 miles per hour. He said if he would have hit the car with his pickup, the driver could have been seriously hurt. Dodd said he then tried to go around the car.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Iraq War Veteran And MMA Fighter, Arrested In Violent Road Rage Attack

Again and again we read about one of our veterans coming home and getting into trouble. Again and again, remember something. There have been over 2 million deployed into Iraq and Afghanistan yet while there are a lot of reports like this, they reflect a small portion of these veterans.

Fernando Rodrigues, Iraq War Veteran And MMA Fighter, Arrested In Violent Road Rage Attack
A mixed martial arts fighter and Iraq War veteran was arrested Monday after police say he violently attacked two men in Coral Springs during a road rage incident.

Fernando Rodrigues, 31, was driving behind pool service man Juan Uribe, 25, and his boss, Michael Caccavella, 54, on State Road 7.

The two men hesitated when the light turned green, prompting Rodrigues to tailgate, honk, yell obscenities, and brandish a gun from his Hummer, Channel 10 reports.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Two tour Iraq Veteran, in coma after road rage attack in Oregon

Iraq War vet in coma after apparent road rage assault at Pendleton, Ore., rail crossing
November 29, 2011

PENDLETON, Ore. — A 24-year-old Iraq War veteran is reportedly in a coma following an assault at a Pendleton, Ore., railroad crossing that so traumatized a witness he has trouble recalling it.

A Kadlec Regional Medical Center spokesman in Richland, Wash., said Monday that Kenneth Pittman was in serious condition in intensive care.

Pittman's ex-wife, Rhiannon Smith of Pendleton, tells the East Oregonian that Pittman escaped injury during two Iraq tours with the Oregon National Guard.
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Police need help:Road rage leaves two year old girl shot

2-year-old girl shot in Tacoma road rage incident
By KOMO Staff
TACOMA, Wash. - A 2-year-old girl was shot in the leg during a road rage incident Sunday afternoon in southeast Tacoma.

Emergency personnel were called to the 600 block of E. 56th Street after 2 p.m., said Tacoma Fire Department spokesperson Jolene Davis.

Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said the driver of a black Ford Explorer became embroiled in a road rage incident with another vehicle that had a family inside.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Driver Flees In Deadly Road Rage Hit-And-Run

Driver Flees In Deadly Road Rage Hit-And-Run
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 11:06:28 AM

Reported by Mark Jenkins

ORLANDO -- Orange County homicide detectives are looking for a driver who fled the scene after hitting and killing a woman early Tuesday.

North Goldenrod Road was shut down for hours in both directions at Valencia College Lane as investigators gathered evidence in what they called a road rage incident.

Investigators said Monica Salana, 24, and a friend got into an altercation at a nightclub on Bumby Avenue. The two then left in Salana’s car, but were followed by five people inside a black, four-door Nissan Altima.

After the people inside the Nissan began throwing things at Salana’s Volkswagen convertible, Salana pulled over on Goldenrod Road to confront them.
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Driver Flees In Deadly Road Rage

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Shocking road rage over stop sign, one dead, one wounded

Angry Florida Driver Shoots Teen for Not Pulling Up at Stop Sign
Monday, August 10, 2009

ODESSA, Fla. — Authorities say a 34-year-old southwest Florida man shot a teenager in an apparent road rage incident and then killed himself.

Pasco Sheriff's deputies say the unidentified driver got angry when a 17-year-old driver did not pull up far enough at a stop sign. The man shot the teen, hitting him twice in the leg. The shooter then turned the gun on himself, killing himself inside his car.

Authorities do not believe the two knew each other before the shooting. The investigation continues. The teen was taken to the hospital. His condition is not known.,2933,538760,00.html?test=latestnews

Monday, December 8, 2008

I-4 Fatal crash came after shots fired at passing cars

Seminole County sheriff Don Eslinger (right) inspects the car after a crash split it in two. (Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel)
Police suspect road rage was factor in fatal crash
Dec 08, 2008 08:46
Walter Pacheco | Sentinel Staff Writer
Updated: 24 minutes ago
Deputies in Seminole County think road rage could be the cause of an accident that ended when a driver crashed into a pole, splitting it in half and killing a passenger.

Lt. James Clark said one of the occupants in the crashed vehicle was firing a weapon through the sunroof at passing cars on Interstate 4, near Lake Mary Boulevard sometime around 3:30 a.m.

Deputies responded to I-4 and followed the car. "Deputies tried to stop the vehicle, but it fled," Clark said. "The car was speeding at an excess of 100 mph before it lost control and struck a center median."

The car then spun out of control, striking a tree and wooden electric pole at West 25th Street and Elm Avenue in Sanford
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