Driver Accused Of Threatening Woman With Piece Of Steel In Road Rage

WINCHESTER (CBS) – A driver accused of threatening a woman with piece of steel in a case of road rage was arraigned in Woburn District Court Wednesday.

Winchester Police arrested 58-year-old Scott Lawrence of Dracut after the incident Tuesday afternoon, charging him with assault with a deadly weapon.

He posted $100 bail.

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Scott Lawrence in Woburn District Court. (WBZ-TV)

Investigators say he cut off the woman at the Winchester Center rotary and when she beeped her horn at him, Lawrence stopped, got out of his car and brought a one-and-a-half foot piece of steel with him.

According to the police report, the woman asked him, “What are you going to do, hit me with it?” to which he replied, “Do you want me to?”

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The piece of steel police say Lawrence had in the incident. (Image credit: Winchester Police)

Lawrence got back into his car and drove off.  The woman called police.

A responding officer pulled Lawrence over on Church Street by Bacon Street, and asked him what had happened at the rotary.

Lawrence told police he got out of his car after being honked at to see what the issue was, but began to argue. The officer said Lawrence described the incident as “stupid road rage,” showed the officer the piece of steel, and admitted he threatened the other driver with it.

Lawrence was then arrested.

He is due back in court on January 23.

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