Raleigh man pleads guilty in road rage case that terrified father, daughter
Posted December 12, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — A Raleigh man pleaded guilty Friday to terrorizing a father and his 14-year-old daughter last February in what appeared to be a random case of road rage.
Remy Blaisdell Gagnon, 25, of 1805 Spiny Ridge Court, will be sentenced in 60 days after undergoing a mental examination. He pleaded guilty to two counts of assault on an emergency personnel inflicting serious bodily injury and one count each of assault on an emergency personnel inflicting physical injury and reckless driving in the Feb. 8 encounter.
Two counts of assault with a deadly weapon were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Police say Gagnon repeatedly rammed his SUV into the car of Jay Jost, beginning in a neighborhood behind Ridgewood Shopping Center on Wade Avenue.
Gagnon then followed Jost into the shopping center's parking lot and continued hitting the back of the car, police said.
Police said Gagnon then followed Jost and his daughter into the Whole Foods store, where he was arrested when authorities responded to Jost's 911 call.
As he was taken into custody, Gagnon kicked an EMS employee and bit a firefighter.