On August 4, a man was allegedly driving erratically in Houston in a busy part of the city. The driver was reportedly weaving in and out of his lane. When the man stopped at a traffic light, he reportedly did not immediately proceed when it turned from red to green. The driver of the car behind him tooted their horn in a purported attempt to get his attention.
After both cars were again in motion, the man who reportedly idled at the green light for too long allegedly began to throw items from their car. The items started striking the other vehicle, and the driver believed it was an intentional act. Both cars came to a stop again, and the situation reportedly escalated.
The men began to brawl, and the driver who allegedly threw items out the window allegedly sprayed the other man’s vehicle and face with white spray paint. He also allegedly broke one of the man’s car windows. According to a report from the Constable’s Office, the other man was also sprayed with the white paint.
Deputies from the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office went to the location after receiving a report about the road rage situation. They believed that the driver who reportedly stayed at the light for an extended period was distracted by his cell phone when the incident occurred. They also believed he was the aggressor in the event.
The suspect, whose face has remnants of white paint in his mug shot, was booked into the Harris County Jail. The man may face one count of felony criminal mischief. He was initially held in lieu of a $1,500.00 bond, but it was reported that the man is no longer in custody.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.