January 7

Pennsylvania news conference set on Maine man’s road-rage death

Authorities won’t say whether a suspect has been identified.

By Gillian Graham ggraham@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Timothy “Asti” Davison, 28, above, was described by relatives as a caring, outgoing and peaceful person.

Courtesy of Theresa Allocca

Pennsylvania has cracked down on aggressive drivers in recent years. In 2010, police issued more than 150,000 traffic tickets for aggressive driving.

Notable incidents in 2013 include:

An Ohio man was sentenced in April to life in prison for stomping a man to death in 2011. William Armstrong, 33, was a passenger in a car that was clipped in traffic by a vehicle driven by 68-year-old Wilmon Damron. The cars stopped, and Damron got out to apologize. Armstrong attacked him, inflicting internal injuries that triggered a stroke, causing Damron’s death three days later.

A New Jersey police detective was indicted on a murder charge in July in the shooting death of a driver in Maryland.

A Vermont man left his home distraught after fighting with his wife in September and went for a drive with a gun, intending to kill himself. Instead, he shot a stranger who he said charged at him after a confrontation in St. Albans.

Maine has not had any fatal road-rage incidents, but there have been cases involving drivers confronting others, including an incident in September in which police seized a pistol from Robert Getchell, a firearms instructor from Farmingdale, after he allegedly flashed the gun to two women who challenged his driving skills.

In October, police arrested a Hallowell man who allegedly pointed a loaded rifle at a motorist in Prospect.

And in April, Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies investigated an incident involving a car and a motorcycle on Route 25 in Gorham. The driver of the car ended the dispute by pulling alongside the motorcycle and knocking it and its driver to the ground.

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