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NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
To pass, to weave, perchance to be trapped behind a 16-wheeler. That's the Hamletlike quandary facing drivers on New Jersey's crowded highways. And now there could be a new rub: a stiffer fine for those who linger in the left lane. A bill to increase fines for "failure to keep right" passed the state Senate Transportation Committee last week. The measure, which State Sen. Donald Norcross (D., Camden) has sponsored to deter road rage, would increase the maximum fine to $300 from the current $200, and the minimum fine to $100 from the current $50. New Jersey already has one of the nation's toughest "keep-right" laws.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2012
DEAR ABBY: There is an ongoing issue between my husband and me. It's his disregard for my personal safety. Our large city is known for its heavy, fast traffic and impatient drivers. "Jon" is a good driver. He likes to drive in the left (passing) lane on the highway or tollway, usually about five miles above the posted speed limit. This is considered too slow for many drivers, who become impatient and aggressive having to be behind us in the fast lane. If they start to pass us on the right, he will speed up so they can't get ahead of him. He says he's "teaching them a lesson.
NEWS
December 16, 2011 | By Maya Rao, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - Small wineries could directly ship wine to consumers and retailers under legislation that passed the Senate, 23-13, on Thursday, one of dozens of bills that lawmakers sped through in their last voting session of the year. "New Jersey wineries are by and large considered among the best in the country, but consumer access to these wines is still severely limited. This legislation will change all of that," Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester), a sponsor, said in a statement.
SPORTS
May 5, 2011
IT SEEMS A WEEK cannot go by without a Sprint Cup feud. This week's feud du jour features Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo Montoya. Early in Saturday night's Cup race at Richmond, Newman spun Montoya's Chevrolet. A little more than 100 laps later, Montoya, the pole sitter, appeared to retaliate. Speaking to his crew on the radio, Newman said the situation would be dealt with after the race. Newman finished 20th; Montoya was 29th. No smackdown occurred after the race.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2011 | By Dan Gross
"I PAID AN incredible price. I just want my life back," former NBC10 anchor Vince DeMentri said last night, hours after a New York judge cleared him of any wrongdoing in a so-called road-rage incident last May in which he was alleged to have slapped a limo driver in New York. DeMentri, 47, was found not guilty of attempted assault over a May 18 confrontation with Hurley Senanayake , 55, the driver for the Bahamian ambassador to the United Nations, who said that DeMentri hit him through a partially open window during the argument over a parking space.
NEWS
January 17, 2011 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
Donald Griffith and Jamil Ransome got into a minor fender bender Friday night, the kind that police don't even respond to now because the vehicles were operational after the accident. But somewhere in between the banged-up bumpers of Griffith's 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass station wagon and those of Ransome's 2009 Chevy Malibu, things went wrong, police said. Very wrong. Shortly after the 8:30 p.m. accident on Frankford Avenue near Deveraux in Wissinoming, perhaps while the men were exchanging information, tempers flared and Ransome, 20, assaulted Griffith, 42, said Lt. Ray Evers, police spokesman.
NEWS
January 16, 2011 | By Mark Fazlollah and Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Northeast Philadelphia man was held Saturday without bail on murder and weapons charges in what police said was an apparent road-rage killing after a traffic accident in the 3000 block of Devereaux Street. Police said Donald Griffith, 42, was in a fender-bender with Jamil Ransome, 20, shortly before 9 p.m. Friday. They said that immediately after the accident, Griffith pulled a gun and fired repeatedly at Ransome, hitting him once in the stomach. Griffith fled before police arrived.
NEWS
September 25, 2010 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Delaware County motorist chased two African American women who had passed him and caught up to their car at a nursing home, where he pointed a handgun at them and called out racial slurs and expletives, according to court documents. Robert G. Lambert, 52, of Trainer, who is white, has been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, harassment, and ethnic intimidation in the incident. According to court documents, Lambert was heading west in a Jeep on a two-lane section of Naamans Creek Road near Highland Drive at 6:45 a.m. Thursday at an "extremely low rate of speed" when a car driven by Shardae Wilson pulled around him. Wilson was taking a friend, Jashona Degraphemreed, to work at the Naamans Creek Country Manor health-care facility, a few miles away on Naamans Creek Road in Bethel Township.
NEWS
September 24, 2010 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Delaware County man chased down two African-American women who passed his slow moving Jeep, followed them to a nursing home where one worked, pulled out a gun, pointed it at them and repeatedly used racial slurs and expletives, according to court documents. Robert G. Lambert, 52, of Trainer, who is white, has been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, harassment and ethnic intimidation in the road-rage incident. He was arraigned on $50,000 bail and is currently still in custody, according to court officials.
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