RICHMOND — Falling snow from a truck on Interstate 95 incited a road rage incident resulting in the arrest of a 15-year-old male from Hopkinton on Thursday.
Police report the disturbance, which intensified in the parking lot of the Richmond Police Station on Main Street, resulted in the teen being charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and weapons other than firearm prohibited.
Police said the incident began between exits 2 and 3 on the Hopkinton/Richmond line after “moderate-sized clumps of snow” fell of the roof of a box truck and into the path of a trailing vehicle. Police said it prompted the occupants of the trailing vehicle in which the teenager was a passenger to made make an “obscene gesture” to the truck’s driver and allegedly throw beverage containers at the side of the truck from their moving vehicle.
Both drivers pulled into the station, at which time police said the teen pulled out a collapsible metal baton and “brandished it in a threatening manner.” Following a review of police department surveillance cameras on the scene, the teen was charged. He was released to his parents and is scheduled to appear in Washington County Family Court at a later date.
— A.J. Algier