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Raleigh man pleads guilty in road rage case that terrified father, daughter

Posted December 12, 2014

Remy Blaisdell Gagnon
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— 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.


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  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Dec 12, 2014

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    What sounds lenient? They haven't sentenced him yet

  • nobodyknow420 Dec 12, 2014

    Honestly, there needs to be more officers on the roads JUST to look out for road rage! The drivers here...bless their hearts.

  • PowderedToastMan Dec 12, 2014

    sounds a little lenient-- especially considering he kept hitting them with his car.

  • moomoo Dec 12, 2014

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    Calm down and re-read the article.

  • jackaroe123 Dec 12, 2014

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    Considering the bizarre, random nature of his crime, letting him walk free for 60 days seems like a pretty scary arrangement.

    ...Or is he still in custody while awaiting sentencing, to be credited w/ the 60 days when sentenced?

  • tnjed Dec 12, 2014

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  • TheJimbo Dec 12, 2014

    He's lucky he didn't do that to someone who was carrying. He would have likely been shot. I know I would have pulled my gun on him at that point- ramming my car definitely counts as AwDW, especially if my daughter was in the car.

  • Quid Malmborg Dec 12, 2014
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    Sentenced "IN 60 days," NOT "TO 60 days." Any judge in their right mind will throw the book at him. PLEASE READ before commenting.

  • miseem Dec 12, 2014

    For some reason, I doubt this will be the last time we see this guy's name and photo in the news. And I doubt it will be because of a good deed.