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Police: Road rage drivers tried to kill each other(VA)
wtop.com ^ | 25 March, 2010

Posted on 03/25/2010 4:37:37 AM PDT by marktwain

DALE CITY, Va. -- Both drivers involved a road road duel on Interstate 95 during Tuesday afternoon's rush hour are being charged with trying to kill each other.

Virginia State Police Wednesday evening took dump truck driver James A. Bringham, 44, of Woodbridge, into custody. Police obtained a warrant against Bringham for attempted second-degree murder. Police previously charged Bringham with reckless driving.

Already charged with attempted second-degree murder is Gabriel Poventud, 25, of Woodbridge. He's also charged with charged with child endangerment, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting a missile into an occupied vehicle and reckless use of a firearm.

Police say Poventud -- who allegedly fired 13 rounds -- had his 2-year-old daughter in his Jaguar during the road rage incident on southbound I-95.

This happened after Bringham, the driver of a 2007 Ford F550 dump truck, tried to merge into the southbound lanes of I-95 from Route 123, shortly after 4 p.m.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; dalecity; dalecityi95; gun; i95; princewilliamco; road; roadrage; va; woodbridge
No one was hit.
1 posted on 03/25/2010 4:37:38 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Too bad they didn’t cleanse the gene pool and off each other, not the innocent 2 year old though.


2 posted on 03/25/2010 4:40:10 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

It’s hard to believe that nothing or no one was hit with that many rounds being fired. The article didn’t mention what sort of guns were being used—

I certainly hope these guys are kept off the roads for a very long time.


3 posted on 03/25/2010 4:43:58 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: marktwain
shooting a missile into an occupied vehicle

Somehow this seems to be an over-exaggeration?

4 posted on 03/25/2010 4:44:12 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: marktwain

“...says Virginia State Police Lt. Danny Glick.”
Danny Glick was turned into a vampire in the book “Salem’s Lot” by Stephen King.
So that’s where he ended up. Probably on permanent graveyard shift.


5 posted on 03/25/2010 4:45:40 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: basil

I’d go for a lifetime license suspension for both of them. I am so disgusted by every day driving habits of most people.


6 posted on 03/25/2010 4:45:59 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: rawhide

The last time I bought ammo at Wal-Mart they were out of missiles.


7 posted on 03/25/2010 4:46:56 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: marktwain
I travel that stretch of road every day. The behaviour of some drivers during the rush hour is beyond “agresssive.” It can only be described as murderous. During the years I commuted by motorcycle, I’d have at least 3 life threatening near misses per month, by drivers fully willing to kill me simply to place themselves one car length ahead of anybody else.
8 posted on 03/25/2010 4:48:40 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will work for ammo)
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To: marktwain

Obviously President Bush Fault. : > )

Yeah, I’m in the heartbeat of NY close to NYC. They really still believe this here.


9 posted on 03/25/2010 4:52:00 AM PDT by Uversabound (Our Military past and present: Our Highest example of Brotherhood of Man & Doing God's Will)
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To: marktwain

Sounds like the Jaguar driver tried to even the odds of the “Law of Gross Tonnage” by using a gun.

Here in southeastern Virginia I’m amazed at how many people have no respect for those big trucks. I myself am a firm believer in the aforementioned “Law.”


10 posted on 03/25/2010 4:56:09 AM PDT by fredhead (Liberals think globally, reason rectally, act idiotically.)
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To: PowderMonkey

Nice to see good journalism is alive and well with this excerpt from the story:
“The dump truck pulled away into traffic, but was struck far more than four times by the 13 rounds. No one was not hurt by the gunfire.”


11 posted on 03/25/2010 4:56:33 AM PDT by freefdny
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To: marktwain

not enough story, but i’m pretty sure if some jerk in an oversized truck bullied his way onto the highway and struck my car twice while my little girl was in it, i’d prolly shoot too.


12 posted on 03/25/2010 4:58:43 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: rawhide

That’s the standard legal term. If you throw a rock, it is referred to as a missile, for example.


13 posted on 03/25/2010 4:58:49 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: PowderMonkey
I’d have at least 3 life threatening near misses missles per month

Fixed your typo.

14 posted on 03/25/2010 4:59:27 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: fredhead
"Here in southeastern Virginia I’m amazed at how many people have no respect for those big trucks. I myself am a firm believer in the aforementioned Law.”

Me to unless I happen to be open carrying my missle.

15 posted on 03/25/2010 5:00:37 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: fredhead

Law of gross tonnage is NOT a license to bully other vehicles.
i’ve met very few truckers that don’t believe “i’m bigger, i will crush you, get out of my way”


16 posted on 03/25/2010 5:01:14 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: marktwain
I've been seeing a lot of this in the last couple of weeks. It's spring break in Panama City and there are a lot of young males trying to impress their friends and doing really stupid things. Yesterday I was merging onto a six lane highway and a Corvette passed several cars on the right shoulder doing over 100 MPH.

About four miles later a carload of spring breakers were behind me in the left turn lane. They pulled around me and cut me off to move up one car length.

Last week a guy driving a plumbers van drifted into the left lane and almost hit the guy next to him. The two of them drove at 20 MPH down through 45 MPH zone screaming back and forth at each other for a couple of blocks.

17 posted on 03/25/2010 5:02:45 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: freefdny
No one was not hurt by the gunfire.

According to the twisted syntax of the story, everyone was hurt by gunfire!

18 posted on 03/25/2010 5:06:09 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: marktwain

Gabriel Poventurd needs to concentrate more on his front sight.

OTOH, it’s probably good he didn’t.

Dueling with a dump truck with his 2 year old in the car is incredibly dumb.


19 posted on 03/25/2010 5:06:48 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: basil

It sounds like only one firearm was used. 13 rounds from a high-cap Glock, etc., could certainly put a crimp in your day.

Ten-to-one says that Wyatt Perp wasn’t allowed by law to possess any firearms to began with.


20 posted on 03/25/2010 5:07:09 AM PDT by gigster
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To: marktwain
Well aren't we all happy the Transportation Secretary is going to prioritize non-motorized transportation systems? that should help alleviate driver aggravation! lol
21 posted on 03/25/2010 5:10:08 AM PDT by stumptalker
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To: mbynack
Last week a guy driving a plumbers van drifted into the left

I had a guy in a van that obviously did custom countertops deliberately cut me off twice. So I wrote down the phone number that was on the side of his van and called him and cussed him out as soon as I got home...........He was still on the road .......LOL!

22 posted on 03/25/2010 5:11:16 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: mbynack

The common denominator seems to be you in these stories. Are you instigating these events! lol (just kidding.)


23 posted on 03/25/2010 5:13:25 AM PDT by stumptalker
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To: nnn0jeh

ping


24 posted on 03/25/2010 5:18:24 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: marktwain

“In that kind of traffic, to have somebody shoot upwards of 13 rounds at a moving vehicle, the fact that nobody was struck, no houses, no vehicles is somewhat miraculous,”

I’d like to believe that a DUMP TRUCK is a sufficiently large target, so as not to miss.

(’bout the size of the proverbial barn door)


25 posted on 03/25/2010 5:21:01 AM PDT by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: absolootezer0

this fact is lost. The maniac in the truck tried to use his vehicle to exact revenge on the guy that wouldn’t let him in. he could have killed at least two people because his ego was bruised. He’s lucky the guy was a bad shot but he looks like the kind of guy that was shooting sideways.
In return, the guy could have let the truck in front of him but we all know that .0001 of a second really makes a difference when your stuck in bumper-to-bumper rush-hour traffic.


26 posted on 03/25/2010 5:23:15 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: marktwain

Clear case of the shooter did not know the proper use of a gun. I use my camera first in these events living in VA. I carry a camera and my gun in the car. If someone is stupid I draw my camera first. My gun is at the ready in a holster on the seat between my legs. Use the camera first.


27 posted on 03/25/2010 5:24:30 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: gigster

Good point; and I wonder how a 25 year-old affords a Jag. Not to say that he couldn’t be a legal owner... just saying that the age and the car don’t quite add-up. Unless he’s a spoiled brat rich kid.

Hoss


28 posted on 03/25/2010 5:40:42 AM PDT by HossB86
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To: gigster

Good point; and I wonder how a 25 year-old affords a Jag. Not to say that he couldn’t be a legal owner... just saying that the age and the car don’t quite add-up. Unless he’s a spoiled brat rich kid.

Hoss


29 posted on 03/25/2010 5:40:43 AM PDT by HossB86
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To: marktwain

Gabriel Poventud

When I first read the name of the driver, I thought it was Gabriel Proventurd.


30 posted on 03/25/2010 5:50:19 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Fitting. lol


31 posted on 03/25/2010 5:51:56 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: stumptalker
The common denominator seems to be you in these stories. Are you instigating these events! lol (just kidding.)

That reminds me of a joke I heard. A guy tells his wife, "You've been with me through a lot of bad times. You were with me when our house burned down. You were with me when I had my heart attack. You were with me when I crashed my car. You were there when I broke my arm skiing. There's only one thing I can say, you're a jinx.

32 posted on 03/25/2010 6:08:07 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: mbynack

Yep, that’s good!


33 posted on 03/25/2010 6:56:01 AM PDT by stumptalker
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To: absolootezer0

Not all are like that. My father is a truck driver and taught me how to drive. His attitude has always been ‘the larger the vehicle, the greater the driver’s responsibility’ but he’s always been a big believer in personal responsibility, so he’s probably not representative of most people these days.


34 posted on 03/25/2010 6:59:00 AM PDT by AussieJoe
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To: AussieJoe

You have a sensible dad!


35 posted on 03/25/2010 7:06:24 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Rebelbase

Last time I bought a box of WWB missiles at Walmart (100 round value pack), I needed a forklift to get them into the back of the truck.

But, they’re fun at the range...well worth the effort.


36 posted on 03/25/2010 7:11:19 AM PDT by moovova (More coffee please...make it a double.)
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To: marktwain

I see this all the time- a vehicle in the right travel lane approaching an interchange, with a driver who refuses to move left (even if unblocked by left lane traffic) to allow an efficient merge.

I am in the habit of moving over a quarter mile or so before exchanges if safely able to do so; it is simply courteous and promotes safe merges. Of course, it greatly annoys the 90 MPH Beamer speeder who was a half mile back and gaining on me that it may take a half mile or so for me to move safely back to the right, since I’ve stayed in cruise control at 70, but that’s his problem.


37 posted on 03/25/2010 7:12:20 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: basil


It’s hard to believe that nothing or no one was hit with that
many rounds being fired.

After seeing that video clip of the two Law enforcement officers
that had the shootout with the two brothers after a traffic stop...
I can believe a no-hits-scored situation happened.

(IIRC, this was in Ohio and the two brothers were from Montana and
part of some nutburger group. A load of lead was fired and none of the
two brothers or two LEOs was hit...AT POINT BLANK RANGE.)


38 posted on 03/25/2010 7:20:47 AM PDT by VOA
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To: marktwain
shooting a missile into an occupied vehicle

Dude's watched Ronin one too many times.

39 posted on 03/25/2010 7:27:09 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: marktwain

Will someone please translate this article into English?


40 posted on 03/25/2010 7:30:20 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: marktwain
For the record, this corridor of I-95 within the hectic Washington-Richmond corridor, is one of the more storied, notoriously stressful on Earth, and it has been that way since it opened. It's just worsened with expansion. I have to put some blame on the original designers as they dovetailed more ancient roads like what today is known as 123 and all the odd-numbered spurs of U.S. 1. A lot of competing interests are in motion here, quite literally 24 hours a day.

On the now very rare occasion requiring a trip between Washington and Richmond, and all the history in the vicinity, I've gotten in the habit of taking old U.S. 1 beginning north of Richmond.

This highway is murder on vehicles trying to travel at less than fifteen miles above the posted speed-limit. You can count on being boxed in, front, aft, port and starboard by semis running at full tilt. It's breath-taking, even to hard-boiled experienced drivers.

All in all, I'd rather drive in Paris at night.

41 posted on 03/25/2010 7:57:19 AM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: VOA

If we are thinking of the same incident, the passenger was struck several times but was wearing a bullet resistant vest, thus no injuries. You can see him flinch and double over during the encounter. The driver was not involved in the shooting. Don’t remember if the officer was hit.


42 posted on 03/25/2010 9:06:15 AM PDT by RetiredNavy ("Only accurate firearms are interesting")
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To: absolootezer0
i’ve met very few truckers that don’t believe “i’m bigger, i will crush you, get out of my way”

I’ve met very few truckers that DO believe “I’m bigger, I will crush you, get out of my way.”

Maybe 1 in 1000. Most are very safety conscious drivers trying to avoid the pinhead motorists who expect their trucks to brake like Porsches.

Most car-truck accidents are caused by the car.

43 posted on 03/25/2010 11:02:55 AM PDT by jimt
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To: jimt

maybe they breed ‘em different down there. truckers up here are the biggest pricks when driving.
my ex’s family are truckers, and have introduced me to many more who are all of the mentality that “your little four wheeler will do alot less damage to my truck, than it will do do you.”


44 posted on 03/25/2010 11:14:19 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: rawhide

Technically “missile” just means “flying object”. The Bible, for instance, refers to “the wicked one’s burning missiles”.


45 posted on 03/25/2010 4:21:54 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: mbynack
I've been seeing a lot of this in the last couple of weeks. It's spring break in Panama City and there are a lot of young males trying to impress their friends and doing really stupid things. Yesterday I was merging onto a six lane highway and a Corvette passed several cars on the right shoulder doing over 100 MPH.

I used to work with a guy who made it from Anaheim, CA to Santa Barbara in like an hour and a half DURING MORNING RUSH HOUR! That means he had to drive all the way across LA and burbs and probably 50-60 miles of open highway in that time. I was incredulous and asked how he did it. He said he just got on the right shoulder and floored it. I had to sit down after that.

46 posted on 03/25/2010 4:27:40 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: mbynack
That reminds me of a joke I heard. A guy tells his wife, "You've been with me through a lot of bad times. You were with me when our house burned down. You were with me when I had my heart attack. You were with me when I crashed my car. You were there when I broke my arm skiing. There's only one thing I can say, you're a jinx.

The punchline should be: "I'm divorcing you, I can't take any more of this!"

47 posted on 03/25/2010 4:30:50 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

My Christian bible calls them ‘fiery darts’!


48 posted on 03/25/2010 5:40:52 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: marktwain
Road rage drivers tried to kill each other

Since it was consensual, what's the problem?

49 posted on 03/25/2010 5:42:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: PowderMonkey

That’s about as nasty a stretch of road as there is in the greater Metro DC area. And you’re right, they’d kill you in a NY minute just to get a car length ahead. Not sure why they don’t just hop on VRE. I think I’d be homicidal or suicidal if I had to drive that every day.


50 posted on 03/25/2010 5:46:58 PM PDT by EDINVA
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