WALTHAM, Mass. — Two Massachusetts men involved in an apparent case of road rage in which one drove at speeds of up to 70 mph with the other clinging to the hood of his vehicle, some of which was caught on video, have been arraigned.

Mark Fitzgerald, of Ashland, was released on $500 bail Monday after pleading not guilty to charges including assault with a dangerous weapon were entered on his behalf.

Richard Kamrowski, of Framingham, was released on his own recognizance after pleading not guilty to charges including malicious destruction of a motor vehicle.

Police say Kamrowski jumped on the hood of Fitzgerald’s car after a minor accident on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Weston on Friday afternoon.

Lawyers for both men blamed the other for being the aggressor.

According to NECN, officials said Kamrowski stopped in the left lane to exchange documents with Fitzgerald, but the encounter between the two escalated and Kamrowski allegedly reached into Fitzgerald’s vehicle and grabbed a water bottle before standing in front of his car. Fitzgerald then allegedly began to drive towards Kamrowski, who subsequently jumped on the hood of Fitzgerald’s car.

Several other motorists tried to stop the two, including one driver, who police say is a properly licensed gun owner, who got out of his own car and ordered Fitzgerald out of his vehicle at gunpoint.


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