On the way to drop my wife off at work, and then to drop my two girls off at daycare afterwards, I had to change lanes in order to get into the left turn lane at the next intersection. Although I used my blinker and there was room for me to cut in front of this pickup truck, the dude driving the pickup was angered by my move. He honked his horn immediately, and then at the intersection, he pulled up beside me, rolled down his window, flicked me off, and used a variety of vulgarities. My instinctual, and most likely flawed, reaction was to do the same, which subsequently led to him making an illegal left hand turn as I was turning left, and since the new lane was a one car lane, pushed me into the opposing traffic’s lane. Fortunately, there was no traffic in that lane at that moment. He rolled down his window and through the passenger window of my vehicle we carry on a short yet disgruntled conversation, whereby I state I had to change lanes, he states vulgarities, and I ultimately return vulgarities. He had a cup of coffee in hand, so I anticipated he would throw it into our car, I quickly rolled up the passenger window, flicked him off again, and drove on. He continued to drive his truck in an aggressive and threatening manner, maneuvering it so as to ram me or run me off the road. He managed to run me onto a bit of sidewalk as I was pulling in to my wife's work. He continued to maneuver his vehicle as though he were intending to ram me as I was pulling up to the front door of my wife’s work to let her out. My wife freaked out, but I told her to just go to work. As she was getting out, he got out of his vehicle and approached my window and proceeded to question my driving skills, especially with two children in the car. I just shook my head in disagreement. The guy started to walk away and that’s when I stuck my head out the window to say “I apologize”. At that moment another dude in another car which just pulled up next to mine, who apparently witnessed the whole matter, said “Don’t apologize to that Mother******!”. The dude continued walking to his car and got in. I proceeded to leave the parking lot, just as he did, and he successfully managed to cut me off in the process. At first I wasn’t going to let him, but figured I’d give it to him just to avoid any further confrontation.
I had made a note of his license plate just in case things got uglier. I apparently have at least one witness, although I saw a bunch of my wife’s fellow coworkers walking in to work, who must have witnessed some of it, if not certainly the part where I apologize unnecessarily, which I regret. The guy looked like a biker-dude and his license plate was a vanity plate which references a type of motorcycle.
I don’t think individuals with an explosive aggressive behavior like his should be roaming the streets. Therefore, what offenses could this guy likely be charged with if I report this case to the police? He was wise enough to ensure no damage was done to my vehicle or his, although how he maneuvered his vehicle could have certainly led to a number of dangerous situations involving my car, other cars, and/or pedestrians. Is there a problem because I did not report it immediately?