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Police: Man, 34, Follows Woman Driver Closely, Yelling, Then Approaches on Foot When She Stops

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Angry at the way a woman had pulled her vehicle out in front of his own, a 34-year-old man followed her from Stamford into Darien, and when traffic stopped on Hoyt Street, he got out of his truck, reportedly kicked her vehicle and tried to open a door, then got into a “verbal altercation” with her, police said. Darien police got accounts of the incident from both the woman and the man and described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

Just after the road rage incident, the woman — who was crying and appeared extremely upset — approached a police officer at about 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, as the officer was working at a school crossing and told the officer about the incident. She said that she was pulling out of a CVS store in Stamford when she pulled onto a street in front of a white pickup truck. The driver of the pickup, Brian Parker of Knickerbocker Avenue in the Springdale section of Stamford, later told police he was mad at her because she was on her phone. After she pulled out in front of the pickup, the driver began following her.

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Police: Thrown Drink Results in Charge for Driver on Post Road

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Frustration during some road construction on the Post Road last week resulted in one driver throwing a drink with ice in it at the side of a vehicle, police said. With a police officer at the construction scene, it was the wrong place (in the westbound-traffic lanes near Exit 13) and the wrong time (about 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13) to be doing such a thing, but anytime that day while the cop was there would have been a bad time. Police gave this account (not proven in court, if it ever gets there) of what they say happened:

The man, a 39-year-old Ledyard resident, was driving an SUV to the left of a 65-year-old New Canaan woman and both were trying to merge into one lane. The man yelled at the woman, saying, “We’re trying to merge!”