Dad faces jail in road rage incident

August 27, 2008 5:27:01 AM PDT
A southeastern Pennsylvania man who fired a shot at another car while his 8-year-old son was riding in his car faces one to two years in jail, and may serve part of the time in a psychiatric clinic. Bucks County Judge Rea Boylan also ruled Tuesday that 30-year-old John Carrothers of Newtown Township is barred from drinking, driving or owning a weapon and must continue mental health and drug treatment.

A Newtown couple says Carrothers tailed their vehicle with high beams on, pulled over and exchanged words, and pulled a handgun and fired at their car. Carrothers pleaded guilty to charges including aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.

His attorney, Ray McHugh, says Carrothers has had therapy and drug rehabilitation and gone to anger management class.

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