Driver, man clinging to hood in Mass. Pike road rage case, arraigned

Driver, man clinging to hood in Mass. Pike road rage case, arraigned

Richard Kamrowski clung to the hood of a vehicle as it sped down a MA highway for about three miles on Friday, CBS Boston station WBZ reports.

Fitzgerald allegedly continued to drive with the older man on the hood of his auto, at times going as fast as 70 mph, for two or three miles on the Pike, even as other drivers attempted to get him to stop.

Fitzgerald, 37, then put his foot down, according to police, and drove in a stop-start fashion in an apparent attempt to dislodge Kamroski for a total of three miles.

Police say Fitzgerald traveled at speeds as high as 70 miles per hour, stopping and accelerating when Kamrowski didn't get off.

Kamrowski, who had grabbed a metal water bottle out of Fitzgerald's auto, used it to smash his windshield.

Fitzgerald was arrested and charged with assault with a risky weapon, negligent operation, and leaving the scene of a crash causing property damage. It was during this time that Kamrowski used the bottle he'd confiscated to smash the windshield.

"I thought he was going to run over me and I don't know I don't think he stopped he just kept going fast then slow, fast then slow trying to get me to slide off and I wasn't getting off the vehicle", Kamrowski told WFXT. When Fitzgerald eventually got bogged down in traffic, a motorist with a permit to carry a concealed weapon approached him and ordered him out of the SUV at gunpoint just as troopers arrived on the scene, according to the police statement. "As he sped up, my client held on for dear life". "So you're going to try to kill him?"

"They did not read the part of the eyewitness who says that the other party was the aggressor, the other party was angry, the other party approached Mr. Fitzgerald's vehicle and appeared to be fighting him", he said outside of court. "I think everybody reasonably acts to protect their own safety".

Kamrowski smashed the windshield in an attempt to get Fitzgerald to stop, said his attorney, Joseph Comenzo. "I was astonished that a man would jump onto the hood of a moving vehicle when there was, by all accounts, extremely minor contact between the cars prior to that".

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