NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — A 35-year-old man from West Boylston is facing charges in an alleged road rage incident in Northborough, police said.
David Valenti, of 153 W. Boylston St., West Boylston, was charged with wanton destruction of property over $250 in Westborough District Court on Thursday.
Police were dispatched to 9102 Shops Way in Northborough on Wednesday in response to a "possible road rage incident," court records show.
Police and court records give this account of the incident:
Officers found Valenti and his car parked in front of Michael's craft store. Valenti said he had been cut off by the driver of a gray Ford Taurus, later identified as Michael Surrette.
Valenti said he got out his car to yell at Surrette, who then tried to run him over. He kicked the side of Surrette's vehicle in self-defense.
Police later spoke to Surrette, who said Valenti cut him off. He also said Valenti shouted at him and kicked the side of his car. Police noted "a visible dent" in the car, which Surrette estimated would cost several hundred dollars to repair.
In addition, a witness told police that she heard Valenti yelling expletives at the gray Taurus and saw him kick the vehicle.
Valenti was released on personal recognizance and is due back in court Feb. 20.