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350 Hudson Avenue, Township of Washington
County of Bergen – New Jersey 07676
Phone # 201-664-1140
Fax # 201-664-2959
Chief of Police – John Calamari
Director – James Giblin

The Township of Washington Police Department would like to inform the residents that on January 13, 2024 there was a Road Rage incident that occurred in town that ended with the actor being charged with Assault.
Township Police received a 911 call regarding a road rage incident where the caller stated they were assaulted.  Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Pascack Road to speak with the party who reported being assaulted during a Road Rage incident.  Responding Officers located the party, rendered first aid and obtained information regarding the incident that took place.  The victim was transported to a local area hospital for further medical treatment.
Officers quickly canvassed the area and were able to locate a vehicle matching the description the victim provided.  Officers successfully initiated a motor vehicle stop on that vehicle.  During the traffic stop, it was determined that the driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was involved.  After further investigation, the 39-year-old Clifton resident admitted to assaulting the victim.  The actor was arrested and charged with Simple Assault and Criminal Mischief.
The Washington Township Police want to offer some tips to avoid being involved in a Road Rage Incident.  Resist Retaliation, do not get enraged back, which may escalate the situation.  Always act like you have a passenger in the vehicle, and think to yourself would you drive or act this way with a child in the vehicle.  Someone who is enticing road rage is looking to get a rise out of you.  If you ever feel in danger while driving, call 911 immediately and stay on the line until Police arrive.
If anyone wishes to report an incident or has further information, please call our Police Desk at 201-664-1140
A charge is not a conviction.  All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  Charges can be amended or dismissed