TEWKSBURY (CBS) — Tewksbury police have made an arrest in a road rage stabbing in that city last week.
Breslin Reyes, 19, of Lawrence, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.
On Wednesday, April 20, Reyes is accused of stabbing Dennis Keohane several times in the back and neck on Industrial Avenue.
Keohane explained to WBZ-TV after the incident that it all start on I-93 North when a driver, now identified as Reyes, was tailgating him.
“I gave him a warning tap and he apparently didn’t like it,” said Keohane.
Keohane says the driver followed him off the highway and tried to confront him at an intersection.
“He got out of his car, came up beside my car, exchanged a few words and threw his phone off the side of my car,” Keohane last week.
Keohane drove away and dropped his boss off at work in Tewksbury. When he got back on the road he said the other driver was waiting for him.
“We exchanged a few words got into a fistfight,” said Keohane. “I thought they were punches, I didn’t even know I was cut until I went back to tell my boss and the property owner at my job.”
Keohane was released that night from the hospital.
Tewksbury police say they spotted Reyes’ car during surveillance in an area in Wilmington. Officers say they followed the car into Tewksbury, at which point they pulled it over. Reyes, they say, agreed to follow them back to the police station where he was questioned.
Reyes is being held at the Tewksbury Police Department on $7,500 cash bail.