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Attorneys: Vegas Shooting Wasn't Road Rage

Lawyers for Erich Nowsch, 19, say it was likely self-defense

(Newser) - Lawyers of the accused say it wasn't road rage, but nor do they offer an alternate theory. Appearing in court today with their client, 19-year-old Erich Nowsch—who allegedly gunned down a suburban mom in Las Vegas on Feb. 12—lawyers said they plan to look over video evidence... More »

Road-Rage Suspect: I 'Got Those Kids'

Police report tells complicated tale of Las Vegas shooting

(Newser) - As more details emerge, the Las Vegas road-rage slaying seems to get more and more complicated. In fact, "road rage" doesn't seem to apply anymore. Suspect Erich Nowsch has told police he wasn't involved in any shooting, period, but cops say the 19-year-old bragged to friends about... More »

Road Rage Suspect Knew Victim Well

Erich Milton Nowsch apparently lived just a block from Tammy Meyers

(Newser) - Police yesterday arrested a suspect in the recent road rage slaying of a Las Vegas woman—and the two knew each other. Erich Milton Nowsch was arrested at a home only about a block away from where victim Tammy Meyers lived; he faces charges of murder and attempted murder and... More »

Family Faces Backlash in Mom's Road-Rage Death

But Tammy Meyers is still the victim, police say

(Newser) - Some of the public sympathy for the family of a woman killed in an apparent road-rage incident dried up after it emerged that Tammy Meyers and son Brandon had gone looking for the driver involved , but police say the Las Vegas mom is still the victim in the case. A... More »

Road Rage Victim Went After Her Killer: Cops

Tammy Meyers, armed son, followed vehicle after confrontation

(Newser) - A twist in the case of the Las Vegas mom killed in an apparent road-rage shooting : Police now say Tammy Meyers, who got into an altercation with a male driver while teaching her teen daughter to drive, dropped her off at their home, then grabbed her armed 22-year-old son and... More »

Mom Teaching Teen to Drive Killed in Road Rage Shooting

Police say mother and daughter were followed home after altercation

(Newser) - For 25 years, Bob Meyers has given his wife, Tammy, red roses on Valentine's Day. This year he gave them to her for the last time, in a hospital room, as she lay dying from a gunshot wound to the head sustained in an apparent road-rage incident, reports ABC... More »

Mother of 4 Killed in Road-Rage Shooting

Oakland man says 'coward with a gun' killed his wife

(Newser) - Luis Lopez Gallegos says he is now a widower with four children to raise—just because someone didn't like the way he drove. In what police are probing as a road-rage attack, 30-year-old Perla Avina was shot dead Sunday afternoon as the couple was driving to their East Oakland,... More »

Driver: George Zimmerman Threatened to Shoot Me

No arrests made in Florida road rage incident

(Newser) - George Zimmerman is making headlines again, and these ones aren't good, either. A man in Lake Mary, Fla., says Zimmerman threatened to shoot him in a road rage confrontation, then showed up two days later near the man's work site, reports the Orlando Sentinel . Though he called... More »

Cops: Angry Drunk Driver Runs Himself Over

Case of road rage does not end well for him

(Newser) - A Florida man made a series of questionable decisions this week that culminated in him being run over by his own truck, reports Raw Story . Let us count the ways, from an account in the Gainesville Sun :
  • Beer: Cops say Joseph Carl, 48, was almost three times over the legal
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Angry Driver Shoots 10-Year-Old in the Face

Road rage incident in Louisiana leads to shots being fired, police say

(Newser) - A Louisiana driver got so angry on Saturday that he allegedly fired three or four shots into a Chevrolet pickup truck, grazing a 10-year-old boy in the face, the Times-Picayune reports. It all started on I-10 near New Orleans, where a 50-year-old man was driving the Chevy with his girlfriend'... More »

Angry Driver's 'Karma' Payback Goes Viral

Woman films tailgater whose anger gets the best of him

(Newser) - One of the more popular videos on YouTube at the moment has "instant karma" in its headline for good reason. A woman in Tampa used her cell phone to film a guy tailgating her, then pulling alongside and flipping her the bird, reports CNET . As for the instant karma... More »

FBI Joins Hunt for 'Road Rage Killer'

Pickup driver fatally shot late-night driver in Pennsylvania: police

(Newser) - A bizarre and apparently senseless shooting on a Pennsylvania highway has gotten the FBI involved, Fox News reports. Timothy Davison, a 28-year-old Maine resident, was driving back home Saturday after spending the holidays in Orlando, Fla., when a driver rammed his SUV into a snowbank and shot him dead, according... More »

Crazy Road Rage Incident Caught on Camera

Indiana doctor accused of pulling gun, maybe shooting at other driver

(Newser) - Here’s a reported case of road rage you have to see. Police say Indiana doctor Perrin Dobyns aimed a gun and might have even shot at another driver. David Kollar told police he noticed Dobyns driving erratically when he took out his phone to get video. He says he... More »

Drivers Shoot Each Other Dead in Road Rage Spat

Parking lot deaths shock small town

(Newser) - A pair of drivers shot each other to death in a Michigan parking lot last night, in what appears to have been a fit of road rage. James Pullum, 43, and Robert Taylor, 56, got out of their cars and argued in a car-wash parking lot in Iona, Mich., an... More »

Cop Charged With Murder in Road Rage Death

Detective had his wife, kids in minivan with him at the time

(Newser) - A New Jersey police officer was driving back home through Maryland on Saturday night, his wife and three children in the minivan with him, when a road rage incident erupted, leaving one man dead and the off-duty officer charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. All police have said so far... More »

Woman Plows Car Into Slow Drive-Thru Customer

Jennifer Lynn Betterly wasn't pleased with the speed at a KFC/Taco Bell

(Newser) - It's called fast food, people. Or so may have gone the thought process of one Jennifer Lynn Betterly, a Florida woman who had just about enough of waiting in line at the KFC/Taco Bell drive-thru in Largo on Saturday night. And so she did what any hungry diner would... More »

Road-Rage Driver Attacked Guy With Live Power Line

He threw it at another driver, say Maryland cops

(Newser) - There's no better time to be handling live power lines than when you're drunk and incensed: A Maryland man has been charged with assault and accused of hurling a live power line at another driver, reports NBC Washington . Neither person was injured, but police say 32-year-old Richard Bialczak... More »

Girl Sues Dad Shot in Road Rage Attack

Father's middle finger 'escalated the situation': lawyer

(Newser) - An 11-year-old is suing her father after he was shot in a road-rage clash—while she was in the car. At issue: Dad Thomas Timko gave another man the finger after the man cut him off while driving. That “escalated the situation” and ultimately led to the four shots... More »

America's 75 Worst Commutes

How does your 'highway to hell' rank?

(Newser) - We all know LA has a traffic problem, but Honolulu? It's No. 2 in the nation, finds the Daily Beast , which crunched the numbers to rank America's 75 worst commutes. Some of the highlights:
  • No. 3, Capital Beltway, Washington, DC: This slow moving route totals an average of 194 hours
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Loaded Diaper Deployed in Road Rage Incident

Pennsylvania woman charged with harassment

(Newser) - State police in Pennsylvania say a woman wiped a dirty diaper on the window of another woman's vehicle during a dispute in a traffic jam as both were leaving a county fair. Jessica Hollis, 23, has been charged with harassment in the incident, which state police said happened about 10:... More »

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