Man who pointed gun during road rage encounter gets jail
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Virginia man authorities say pointed a gun at another driver during a road rage incident in Massachusetts has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in jail.
The Standard-Times reports that 56-year-old Michael Couture was scheduled to appear at a hearing Thursday to determine whether he is a danger to society, but minutes before the hearing pleaded guilty to charges including assault with a dangerous weapon and drunken driving.
Police say the Hampton, Virginia man pointed a handgun at a 28-year-old New Bedford woman at a traffic light in Dartmouth on Aug. 31.
The woman told police she had been behind a swerving Couture and believed he was drunk.
Couture said he felt threatened when another vehicle pulled alongside him, and he displayed the gun but did not point it.
Information from: The (New Bedford, Mass.) Standard-Times, http://www.southcoasttoday.com