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Road-Rage Incident Ends With Stabbing

Posted January 2, 2004

— An apparent case of road rage ended with a stabbing in Spring Lake Thursday.

Officials said the driver of a car got into an argument with another driver at a stoplight on Bragg Boulevard. They said one man got out of his car and stabbed the other driver in the neck, sending him to the hospital.

According to an investigating officer, the incident started on Highway 24/27 in Harnett County. Five males -- four juveniles and an adult -- were in a 1993 Toyota Paseo. A man and a woman were in the second vehicle, a Chevrolet Camaro. An argument started between the occupants of the cars when they stopped at a stoplight.

Police said one of the juveniles in the Toyota produced a knife. The adult Toyota driver took the knife and stabbed the Chevy driver in the neck. As the Toyota drove off, the female who was in the Camaro threw a bottle though the Toyota's rear window.

The Chevy driver was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. There was no word on his condition.

The five people in the Toyota were arrested.

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