Danvers man facing charges in alleged road rage case
SALEM, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Danvers man is facing charges after a case of alleged road rage. Police say he punched another driver who sounded his horn in a busy intersection on Wednesday.
“All I did was beep the horn,” the 65-year-old man said. “The traffic light was green and he was just sitting there, so I beeped the horn again and that’s when he got out and came over and attacked me. He broke my glasses, broke my watch, I hit the ground and he’s yelling and screaming all the time.”
Witnesses called 911 immediately.
“The guy in the gray car got out of his car, pulled the guy out of the white car, and started beating him up,” a witness said. “The guy that beat up the old guy in the Mercedes, he took off.”
The victim said he followed the suspect for a short while before police took over.
The 50-year-old suspect had his 2-year-old grandchild in the backseat of his vehicle, according to police.
“With a 2-year-old kid in the back seat, why would he do something like that,” the victim said.
The suspect was arraigned on Thursday facing assault and battery charges.