Odenton Man Charged In Road Rage Incident

August 01, 2009|By Baltimore Sun staff

Anne Arundel County police are investigating an apparent road rage incident in which an Odenton man is accused of flashing a handgun at a woman who cut him off during rush hour Thursday.

About 5:50 p.m., an off-duty officer stopped at what he thought was a traffic accident on Piney Orchard Parkway near Odenton Road in Odenton. But a 24-year-old woman said it was a road rage incident.

She told the officer that she might have cut off another driver, who blasted his horn and, when their cars were stopped, pointed a handgun in her direction and asked whether she wanted to be shot. The officer arrested the man, who was still at the scene, and found a loaded .38-caliber revolver inside a blue plastic bag on the floor of the vehicle.

Police said Lawrence D. Bourgard, 66, of the 800 block of Thicket Court was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime, transporting a handgun in a vehicle and reckless endangerment.

- Baltimore Sun staff

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