Road Rage in Danbury

Danbury police charged a Bethel man with reckless driving and threatening after a road rage incident Sunday.
Danbury police charged a Bethel man with reckless driving and threatening after a road rage incident Sunday.
Danbury Police charged a Bethel man with reckless driving, breach of peace and second-degree threatening at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, after what police called a road rage incident. Police said a car was driving north on Route 7 when a second car pulled suddenly onto Route 7 from the Wooster Gun Club, and the second car started following and its driver threatened the first driver. Police said the suspect, Matthew Gotto, 46, of Milwalkee Avenue, Bethel, tried to get the first driver to stop. When the first driver took a turn off Route 7, Gotto pulled suddenly off the exit and followed him. Police said a third driver witnessed some of the incident and spoke to police after the suspect left the scene. Police followed Gotto to his Bethel home, and was charged and then released on a $500 bond and given a court date of Jan. 6, 2014.

This information came from the Danbury Police Department. A person charged with a crime is innocent until having been convicted in court.
karin747 December 26, 2013 at 07:29 AM
I had a similar incident and never felt more grateful for the fact that I had a carry permit and a .45 cal. Glock in the car. But the first option people in that situation should choose is to plug "nearest police station" in their GPS. I wager that this post will elicit some gun control nut to come with something like: "Oh yeah, you just want to shoot somebody!" When seconds count the police are only minutes away.
tenther1 December 26, 2013 at 10:41 AM
I don't like blaming the victim, but we should always be courteous on the roads. You should never pull out onto a road if you can't accelerate quickly enough to prevent a following car having to apply the brakes. I often make a right-hand turn and then make a left turn onto a side road or a business, where I then turn around, so that I can then merge with the traffic travelling in the desired direction.
Larry Fuller December 26, 2013 at 01:55 PM
tenther1. Sounds like you saw part of this? I did too. The first car, the "victim" was going about 4x the speed limit, dipping in and out of cars. It was scary. Looked like an accident was going to happen for sure. Then the speeder stopped short all of a sudden and the guy in the second car followed and got out of his car to tell him off. The guy in car #2 should have just called the police and not tried to approach the guy himself I'm thinking!


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