Monday, December 29, 2014

Cops: Driver jumped onto truck in Bucks road rage

A man is in custody after he allegedly climbed onto another driver’s car Friday morning during a road-rage incident in Bucks County.

The victim, a 32-year-old Warminster man, told emergency dispatchers he was following behind another driver, later identified as 43-year-old Laurence Fuller, on the Newtown Bypass in Langhorne.

When the two vehicles stopped at a traffic light in front of the Summit Square Shopping Center, Fuller allegedly got out of his vehicle and climbed onto the victim’s truck while yelling and calling the victim names, according to a news release from the Newtown Township Police Department.

Police said Fuller climbed off the truck after the victim opened his door. But, when the victim stepped out of his vehicle, Fuller “began punching him wildly about the head and facial area,” investigators said in the release.

Both men got back into their trucks and continued driving east on the Newtown Bypass. The victim stayed on the phone with dispatchers so he could continue to update them with his location and that of his alleged assailant, according to authorities.

Lower Makefield police stopped both drivers shortly after 8:15 a.m. on the on-ramp to I-95 south.

Fuller was taken into custody, while the victim was treated for his injuries at St. Mary Medical Center and released.

Fuller, of Voorhees, N.J., is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and disorderly conduct, police said. He was imprisoned at the Bucks County Jail on 10 percent of $25,000 bail.


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