NH teen arrested in road rage incident
Published : Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012, 9:04 AM EDT
HOOKSETT, N.H. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston) - A New Hampshire teenager allegedly pointed a flare gun at another driver, but his plan backfired when he ended up firing a flare into his own car.
It happened about 5:45 p.m. Monday on Interstate 93 in Hooksett and Bow, police said.
Nicholas Richer, 18, of Manchester, was placed under arrested and charged with felony reckless conduct and criminal mischief. He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to appear in Concord District Court on June 4.
According to police, Richer cut off another driver during an illegal lane change at the Hooksett toll plaza. Police said gestures and erratic driving ensued and Richer brandished the flare gun outside his car window.
When Richer's flare gun went off in the car, his windshield was smashed and the front passenger seat got burned.
Police said the flare narrowly missing a juvenile passenger.