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Originally Posted by Brusheda
On a recent episode of cops, there was an incident involving two vehicles. A van came up fast behind a car and swerved around, coming withing inches of clipping them. Both driver and passenger appeared to be road raging. The passenger threw a glass bottle at the car. The cops found the guys in the van. The passenger was charged for throwing the bottle. The driver was charged with assault by means of a deadly weapon (motor vehicle). Does that mean that a motorist dangerously buzzes me while cycling they can be charged with assault?
I saw that one, it happened in Lowell, MA. I was glad as heck that those two brain stems were caught, arrested, and handcuffed.
For those of you not in MA, there are certain cities and towns within the state that, when their names are mentioned, just make people shake their heads and roll their eyes. Lowell, sadly, is one of those places. Another such place is Lynn. There is even a poem about Lynn, that has been around for decades:
"Lynn, Lynn. The city of sin.
You won't come out, the way you went in."
Anyway, the evidence was some visible scratches and a small dent on the victims' car, caused by the bottle impact. Someone just buzzing you probably would not result in charges. Any Legal folks care to offer an opinion here?