Road Rage Battle Ends in Trucker’s Arrest on Assault and Weapons Charges
Teterboro, NJ – A Pennsylvania trucker was arrested after authorities say he threatened to shoot a motorist during a heated road rage exchange along Route 80 on Tuesday.
New Jersey State Police (NJSP) issued an alert following a road rage confrontation between a big rig driver and a motorist Tuesday on Route 80 in Teterboro.
NJSP says 35-year-old truck driver Alex Rafael Diaz Gonzales of Wilkes Barre, PA, “reportedly brandished a black firearm and threatened another driver.”
Moonachie Police officers later spotted Gonzales’s tractor-trailer near the Route 80 exit ramp to North Street in Teterboro after leaving a local business.
Officers arrested Gonzales after finding a black Glock 23 inside the cab of his semi-truck.
The weapon was seized and Gonzales was turned over to NJSP.
He’s charged with aggravated assault and assorted weapons charges, including having large-capacity ammunition and hollow-nose bullets, records show.
According to authorities, the incident occurred after Gonzales became enraged that the motorist cut him off.
Photos courtesy of Moonachie PD / Bergen County Sheriff