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Claremont man charged with I-91 road rage, allegedly brandishing a handgun

April 15. 2018 5:47AM


WINDSOR, Vt. - A Claremont man was arrested Friday evening following what Vermont State Police characterized as a road rage incident on Interstate 91 involving a firearm.

Christopher Lee Rourke, 21, of Claremont, N.H. is charged with reckless endangerment, negligent operation, criminal threatening and attempted aggravated assault.

Corey Edwards, 25, of White River Junction, told state police that he was driving south on the interstate near mile marker 54 in Windsor just after 6 p.m. when a road rage incident involving a driver alleged to be Rourke occurred.

"Edwards advised that the other operator was all over the road, tailgating him and then pulled alongside him and pointed a pistol at him," state police said in a statement.

Vermont State Police and the Weathersfield Police Department stopped Rourke on Route 131 in Weathersfield.

"Investigation revealed that Rourke was in possession of a semi-automatic pistol and was taken into custody," said State Police.

Rourke was taken to Springfield Police Department, processed and released. He's to appear at 8 a.m. on May 8 in Vermont Superior Court, Windsor Criminal Division to answer the charges.

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