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ISP: Three charged after road rage incident on I-65

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Criminal charges were filed against three persons on Saturday, following what the Indiana State Police is calling a road-rage incident on I-65 in Lake County.

According to police, troopers responded to multiple 911 calls reporting two vehicles being driven aggressively between the 236 mile marker--four miles south of the Lowell exit--and the 230 mile marker.

Calls advised police that the vehicles were “tailgating each other and changing their speeds at random.”

Troopers subsequently stopped the two motorists, identified as Angel Colon, 51, of Greenwood, Indiana, driving a 2018 Kia; and Sherman Townsend, 44, of Vadnais Heights, Minn., driving a 2004 Chevrolet, police said.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Colon was in possession of a Taurus handgun, which he allegedly displayed during the incident, police said. Colon was charged with pointing a handgun at another person.

Townsend was charged with aggressive driving, police said.

A passenger in Townsend’s vehicle, Andrew Halvorson, 27, of St. Paul, Minn., was charged with possession of marijuana, police also said.

“The Indiana State Police would like to take the time to encourage all motorists who find themselves involved in a ‘road-rage’ type of scenario to look to disengage from the other vehicle as quickly as possible,” the ISP said. “This can safely be done by putting distance between yourself and the other vehicle or exiting at the nearest exit and waiting a few moments before re-entering the highway.”





Posted 7/10/2018





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