Cops: Driver charged in road rage incident

An Oceanside man was arrested and charged Saturday with second-degree manslaughter in an alleged road rage incident in Long Beach, police say. Stanley Kopilow, the attorney for 22-year-old Evan Potts,

News 12 Staff

May 17, 2009, 1:35 AM

Updated 5,537 days ago

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An Oceanside man was arrested and charged Saturday with second-degree manslaughter in an alleged road rage incident in Long Beach, police say.
Stanley Kopilow, the attorney for 22-year-old Evan Potts, says his client did not mean to run over and kill a man in Long Beach Friday morning.
"He's taking the whole situation very hard," Kapilow says. "He's very emotional about it."
Detective Lt. John Azzata, of the Nassau County Police Department, says Potts and the driver of a Porsche were apparently driving aggressively down West Park Avenue in Long Beach and yelling at each other. Police say Potts turned on National Boulevard, then made a U-turn and returned to the intersection, where the driver of the Porsche stopped his car and got out.
According to authorities, that is when Potts ran over the driver, who was pronounced dead at South Nassau Communities Hospital.
"He didn't even try to go around him or nothing," says eyewitness Joe Sirc. "He turned the wheels towards him and ran him over."
Police have yet to release the name of the Porsche driver who was killed.


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