Many drivers experience extreme anger, or even road rage, while travelling. The triggers for this frustration can come from heavy traffic, other drivers or even personal issues. While road rage can result in a driver operating a vehicle a little carelessly or using profane language, the frustration and anger can sometimes escalate into a dangerous situation. One Colorado driver is now preparing a criminal defense after his road rage allegedly resulted in his pointing a gun at another driver.
The events leading up to a situation ending in assault can come in unpredictable variations. A small trigger can set an individual into an emotional state that causes him or her to lash out physically. In some instances, the individual faces charges for aggravated assault due to physically attacking another person, or even in defending themselves from an assault by another individual. The event that triggers the outburst can possibly come from a predisposed condition in the individual or due to the influence of outside substances, and any number of situations can result in assault. Passengers in a vehicle say the possibility of a stolen shirt led to a 30-year-old man being accused of stabbing a 24-year-old woman in Colorado.
Everyone makes mistakes. Whether it's having one beer too many at happy hour or misjudging your ability to drive after a night out, you may find yourself pulled over on suspicion of DUI. And that small mistake may suddenly seem a lot bigger and a lot more serious.