Connecticut man arrested on Mass Pike in Auburn on Saturday night
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AUBURN — A road rage incident on the Massachusetts Turnpike resulted in the arrest of a 26-year-old Connecticut man on Saturday night, according to the Massachusetts State Police.
Joshua Garrey, a resident of Wethersfield, Conn., faces several charges, including two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after allegedly throwing a knife and injuring two individuals in a moving vehicle.
According to State Police, the alleged assault occurred around 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28. Garrey was driving a 2015 Jeep Wrangler and had become engaged in a road rage incident with the operator and passenger of a 2011 BMW 328 while traveling westbound on the Mass Pike in Auburn.
“The caller reported that the other operator had thrown a knife at him while the two traveled on the Pike, causing injuries to him and his passenger,” according to a statement released by State Police late Sunday night.
State Police report the incident began when one vehicle was cut off by the other, escalating to lights being flashed, gestures expressed, and “brake jobs,” before Garrey allegedly threw a folding pocket knife at the 22-year-old male operator of the BMW. “At the time the knife was thrown, the BMW driver’s side window was open, allowing the thrown knife to enter the passenger compartment,” and striking both the driver and his 23-year-old female passenger. Both the driver and passenger of the BMW, who are from Middletown, Conn., about 10 miles from Wethersfield, sustained minor injuries and were going to seek medical treatment on their own, according to State Police.
State Police Sergeant Dave Pinkham located the Jeep and conducted a motor vehicle stop, and Trooper Matthew Cunha later conducted interviews with all parties.
Garrey was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; following too closely; throwing an object on a highway; and failure to use care and caution. He was released on $500 bail and will be arraigned at a later date in Worcester District Court.