Suffolk County Police arrested a Central Islip man Sunday after he allegedly attacked a fellow motorist in a road rage incident in Holtsville.
According to police a male victim was driving eastbound on the LIE Sunday morning and changed lanes when he noticed a white BMW tailgating him. The BMW followed the victim all the way to Exit 62 in Holtsville where the BMW sped ahead and cut off the victim's vehicle, stopping traffic dead on the service road. A minor crash between two uninvolved vehicles resulted from the sudden halt in traffic.
Jason Parker, 25, the driver of the BMW, allegedly jumped out of his car with a bat and broke the windshield and both driver's side windows on the victim's car. Police say he then punched the victim several times in the face before hopping back into his BMW and taking off.
An eyewitness and the victim were able to write down the vehicle's license plate number, however, and the witness took a cell phone picture of Parker. Following an investigation, detectives arrested Parker, of Florence Street in Central Islip. He is being charged with 3rd-degree criminal mischief, 3rd-degree assault and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
The victim was treated for his injuries at Stony Brook University Medical Center. No one was injured in the incidental motor vehicle crash. Parker is scheduled to be arraigned today.