A gun, a knife, and a couple of hot tempers were allegedly at the center of a wild road rage incident that started Wednesday morning in Dorchester and ended with the man wielding the gun arrested in Braintree, authorities say.
State Police said the violent “altercation between two motorists on Route 93 in Dorchester” unfolded around 7:45 a.m.
That’s when Daniel Bates, 33, of Avon “was traveling on Route 93 Southbound prior to Exit 12 in Boston in a 2015 Chevrolet pickup when he became involved in an altercation with the operator of a 2007 Honda CRV,” State Police said in a statement.
During the incident, the release said, Bates “allegedly brandished a firearm, and the other operator, a 42-year-old Boston man, allegedly brandished a knife as the two traveled southbound. The operator of the Honda called 911, reported the incident, and remained on the line while giving dispatchers updated locations of both vehicles.”
Braintree police, the statement said, “eventually located both operators on Hancock Street in Braintree. Upon further investigation, troopers located and seized a Sig Sauer P320 9mm handgun, which was in [Bates’s] possession. They also seized a folding knife from the operator of the Honda.”
Bates got booked on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace, according to State Police.
And the Honda driver who allegedly brought a knife to a gun fight? He could be in hot water, too.
“Charges are also being considered against the operator of the Honda,” State Police said.Travis Andersen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.