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by KAREN HANNA | April 24, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - An accident in Frederick County, Md., that killed two people who reportedly exchanged obscene gestures with a man in another vehicle has local motorists worried. Almost two weeks after Harrisburg, Pa., residents Christian Michael Luciano, 28, and Lindsay L. Bender, 25, died in the accident on Interstate 270, 1st Sgt. Chris Sasse said Maryland State Police in Frederick continue their search for the other driver. Sasse said Monday that police at the Frederick barrack might get as many as 100 complaints about aggressive driving on busy travel days, but police in Washington County said they only occasionally investigate incidents involving road rage.
By MARLO BARNHART | August 21, 1999
A Washington County Circuit Court jury convicted a man of two counts of second-degree assault Thursday in a road rage incident that happened in downtown Hancock last November. Gary G. Nutter, 56, of the 13500 block of Locker Road, also was found guilty of reckless driving and failure to drive right of center, court records said. Judge John H. McDowell ordered sentencing delayed pending the results of an alcohol and drug evaluation. Crystal Hensley, of 14607 White Oak Ridge, Hancock, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier around 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 24, 1998, when she came to a yellow light on Pennsylvania Avenue at Main Street, according to her testimony.
BY PEPPER BALLARD | March 10, 2004 Because a Waynesboro, Pa. man who pointed a gun at another car on the highway last October had no prior adult criminal record and had held a job, a Washington County Circuit judge said Monday he would suspend his sentence and place him on probation. Tony Lee Frye Jr., whose last address before his arrest was 8586 Capitol Hill Road in Waynesboro, pleaded guilty in January to charges of second-degree assault and carrying a handgun. He was charged in an October road rage incident in which a gun was pointed at a car carrying three passengers on southbound Interstate 81. Following a tip from one of the car's passengers, police found Frye at Prime Outlets and recovered a .22-caliber pistol loaded with seven live rounds, police said.
August 13, 1998
Of all the entries in our latest letter-writing contest, two stand out. The first came from Donna Mongan, who complained about a driver who pulled out in front of her in a shopping center parking lot, then stopped, sat in his truck and shook his head. She gave him the "no-harm, no-foul" wave, then was surprised as he made a U-turn, blew his horn and made an obscene gesture at her. "I don't know if he wanted me to know his I.Q. or his mental age, but he was holding up one finger.
By DON AINES | | September 3, 2013
A West Virginia man who pointed a shotgun at a tractor-trailer driver during a road rage incident earlier this year was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to 18 months in jail after pleading guilty to second-degree assault. “I can't think of another case where this kind of assault presented as much risk” to other people, Washington County Circuit Judge Dana Moylan Wright told Brandon Scott Castle.   Wright sentenced the 20-year-old Falling Waters, W.Va., man to eight years in state prison, suspending all but the 18 months, which he will serve in the Washington County Detention Center.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | August 16, 2013
A reported road-rage incident early Friday morning led to the arrest of a Hedgesville, W.Va., man whose vehicle crashed into the Hedgesville Elementary School playground, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Kenneth P. Yeakley Jr., 46, of Turquoise Drive was later arraigned on single counts of driving under the influence with injury, reckless driving and destruction of property, court records said. Trooper M.C. Morgan of the West Virginia State Police said in a complaint filed against Yeakley that the defendant's vehicle, a Ford F-150 truck, was found resting against a wrecked swing set in the school's playground after he responded to investigate the incident about 4:30 a.m. A guardrail and a fire hydrant were broken, and a fence was also damaged, Morgan said in the complaint.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | June 6, 2013
Washington Township (Pa.) Police Officer Stephen Shannon received citations Thursday, but they were vastly different than the criminal ones he hands out through the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project. Shannon received citations from state Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, and state Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Franklin/Adams/York, for his efforts to crack down on aggressive driving. He also received recognition from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
September 16, 2011
Tea party stands for fiscal management and morals To the editor: After reading the op-eds in your newspaper degrading the tea party, I ask; Why are many against what the tea party stands for? First, it stands for government responsible to the people. Many elected officials are self-serving, untruthful and deaf to their constituents input. Second, it stands for sound fiscal management. Third, it stands for morality in our society, like we had in the '50s.  Can anyone argue that the decline in Ten Commandant-based law and biblical morals has benefited us?
Lisa Prejean | September 15, 2011
The other day I was driving through town when I came upon a construction crew that was partially blocking the road. I slowly maneuvered around the crew as carefully as I could. Apparently, I was maneuvering too slowly and too carefully for the car behind me, which quickly and carelessly whipped around the other side of my van. That car took off before I knew what happened, but not before I saw the fuming look on the driver's face and the not-so-nice gesture he flipped in my direction.
By DON AINES | July 15, 2010
A Middletown, Md., man faces a minimum of five years in prison after a Washington County Circuit Court jury convicted him Thursday of using a deadly weapon in the commission of a violent crime in a 2009 road rage incident. Marc Lee Weinstein, 55, also was convicted of two counts each of first- and second-degree assault and one count of reckless endangerment. The weapons charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, Assistant State's Attorney Brett Wilson said.
March 9, 2009
Road rage blamed in Frederick confrontation FREDERICK, Md. - A road-rage incident is being blamed for a Sunday afternoon confrontation between two motorists on southbound Md. 85 at Spectrum Road, Maryland State Police in Frederick said. As a result, Jeffrey Lee Kinley, 22, of Frederick, was charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in the 3 p.m. incident, police said. Kinley was released on a personal recognizance bond, officials said.
October 31, 2008
Two gunshots fired at a car Wednesday evening in the 500 block of Mitchell Avenue near the railroad underpass narrowly missed a toddler in a child safety seat, Hagerstown City Police said in a press release. The driver and passenger were also uninjured in the 7:13 p.m. incident, police said. Police said an unknown subject shot at the victim's car twice, striking the driver's side door as a result of what appears to be a road rage incident. One round penetrated the door and back seat, narrowly missing a 17-month-old child in a child safety seat on the rear passenger side of the vehicle.
By DON AINES | November 29, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Fayetteville, Pa., man who last month pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for a road-rage incident in which he shot a vehicle driven by his nephew was sentenced to five years on probation Wednesday in Franklin County Court. The sentence for 73-year-old Max Eugene Goshorn includes six months of intense supervision and a $300 fine. Judge Carol Van Horn also ordered him to pay $385 in restitution to Clarence E. Goshorn of Chambersburg for damage to his vehicle.
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