CONCORD, NH (CBS) – A pregnant woman from Pembroke New Hampshire is still shaken up after being struck in the leg with a taser during a road rage attack.

Carissa Williams is accused of jumping into the woman’s car and zapping her with a stun gun on Monday. Police say it was all because Williams thought that woman was driving too slowly.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports

Police say the 28-year-old woman was driving on Route 3 when all of the sudden, 22-year-old Williams started yelling and throwing bottles and cans at her car because she felt the woman wasn’t driving fast enough.

Officers say Williams sped away onto Interstate 93. At the next exit, the other driver caught up with her and called 911 to report her license plate.

That’s when investigators say Williams got out of her car, and into the other woman’s backseat with a taser.

Concord Police Lieutenant John Thomas described the 911 call as chilling. “When you hear this poor women pleading with the suspect, it opens your eyes as to how road rage can develop into something like this,” said Thomas. “You can actually hear the victim pleading, telling her that she’s 10 weeks pregnant.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

Sgt. Thomas says he has never seen anything like it. “It appears she was angry that the victim was only going 35 miles an hour in a 35 mile-an-hour speed limit, and it upset her, this is the way she handled it. We deal with road rage incidents all the time, this one goes over and beyond anything we’ve ever dealt with.”

 WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey’s interview with Lt. John Thomas

Investigators say during the attack, Williams also left her young child alone in her car in the middle of an intersection.

Williams has a lengthy criminal record, and is now being held on 100 thousand dollars cash bail.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson contributed to this report.

Comments (13)
  1. Cynic says:

    Did this incident actually extend from Pembroke Mass to Concird NH? Or is that an error?

  2. padua says:

    Concord, MA isn’t off I-93.

  3. mot says:

    I mean slow drivers irritate the hell out of me too.. but WOW what a psycho b*tch !!!

  4. mot says:

    Hang that wich………She doesn’t belong out of jail, she belong in an instutute



  5. Kristen Severance Orsini says:

    this was actually from Pembroke NH to Concord NH, they border eachother, you can find the article at

  6. Lucy says:

    She wasn’t driving too slow. If you go a mile above the speed limit then you are technically speeding. Too many drivers drive way too fast even in parking lots. It’s not all about you!

    This woman is angry evidently. Where the heck does she need to go so fast with a child in the car that she was all too willing to abandon for what? Idiot. I’m a liberal but seriously – think. Lock your car doors. She wouldn’t have been able to get in if the doors had been locked. — It’s the difference of being a victim or making it harder on the criminal.

  7. Lucy says:

    I was passed by a driver going a lot faster. I was doing the speed limit on a 2 lane state highway. He passed me unsafely probably b/c he was angry.

    Chill. Relax. You don’t own the roads. You won’t get to your destination if you are dead or in an accident. It can happen to you. You have less time to react the faster you drive. It was a windy road with a lot of impatient – hot tempered drivers. What are you all so angry about? It’s only life. It is what you make it. Attitude determines most everything.

    I’m not angry. I just think it’s so stupid and dangerous. I love life. Don’t threaten mine or anyone else’s b/c you think you deserve more.

  8. DStein says:

    This Carissa Williams psycho woman needs to be put behind bars for several years. Just look at her mug shot, she thinks this is funny. She’s out on bail for another crime…..and how did she obtain the stun gun? Is this assault serious enough that she put the other woman’s unborn child’s life at risk? Then go for the attempted murder charge.

    Additionally, her own child should be taken away from her permanently because she’s clearly an unfit mother. She leaves her kid in the car while she assaults the other woman. Just brilliant.

  9. snowman says:

    You can order a stun gun on line

  10. Sharon says:

    Stun guns are available online and so are Tasers. Both transmit electrical charges. Stun guns require physical contact while Tasers shoots out electrical prongs attached to wires. Tasers require a criminal background check before purchase.

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