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Bangor police seek public’s help in road rage incident


BANGOR, Maine — Police are seeking the public’s help in their investigation of a road rage incident that occurred about 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 4, on the Hogan Road offramp from Interstate 95 northbound.

The incident involved two men, one of whom was driving a gold 1996 Mazda 626 and the other a gray 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said in a news release Thursday.

Lt. Jeff Millard said Thursday evening that the names of the people involved were not being released and the case has been forwarded to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office, which will determine if charges will be filed against either driver.

The conflict between the two drivers began near the Broadway exit on the interstate and escalated until the two reached the Hogan Road exit, MIllard said, citing a police report.

Millard said that both motorists stopped their cars in traffic and that one of the men got out of his vehicle, approached the other driver and struck him in the face, causing injuries that were not considered life-threatening, he said.

In his news release, Edwards said that police received four calls about the incident but were able to identify only one witness for a statement. He said police are looking for the other people who called in or anyone else who witnessed the confrontation.

On Thursday, Millard said city police typically receive calls regarding road rage incidents several times a week. He recommended that drivers who become involved in disputes with other motorists call police or drive to the nearest police station.

“Don’t get out of your vehicle and don’t continue to allow things to escalate,” he said.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Officer Steve Pelletier at 947-7382, ext. 95763.

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