Two Sandwich Drivers Face Charges in Road Rage Incident

Police have charged two drivers involved in a road-rage incident Saturday.

At 4:30 PM on Saturday officers responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident near the entrance of the Oak Ridge School on Quaker Meetinghouse Road.

Both drivers described an altercation on the roadway near the intersection of Service Road and Quaker Meetinghouse Road.

One of the drivers, a 42-year-old female from Sandwich, said she was cut off by the second vehicle, operated by a 52-year-old man, also from Sandwich. When she honked her horn, the woman said, the man pulled his vehicle over and as she passed he yelled profanities at her. She said, he then began tailgating her. Police said the woman then allegedly slammed on her brakes. The man was unable to stop in time and crashed his vehicle into the rear of the woman’s vehicle.

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The man sustained a minor injury and declined to be transported to the hospital. One of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Based on interviews of both operators and a passenger, police charged the drivers with operating to endanger, which is a misdemeanor. Both drivers will receive summonses to appear in court.

As the holiday week approaches, Sandwich police are increasing traffic enforcement patrols. Police encourage courteous driving and recommend reporting hostile driving instead of responding in an aggressive manner.

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