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Shocking Video: Road Rage In Holbrook (Some Language)

Do not attempt to adjust your monitor; this shocking video shows an SUV heading eastbound on the westbound lanes of Veteran's Highway in Holbrook driven by a man engaged in a road dispute with the person shooting the video.

Warning: there is some salty language in the :44 second clip.

It all started yesterday at around 11:45 a.m. according to police, when the amateur videographer, Donato Sangemino, called the cops to report the driver, described as a white male in his 20's, driving his Hyundai Santa Fe in the wrong direction down the busy highway. In the video you can hear oncoming traffic honking at the apparently enraged driver.

In a Facebook post, Sangemino described the reckless incident as the result of a confrontation he had with the driver at a light further up the road on the eastbound lanes.

Sangemino, of Shirley, said he had attempted to get in front of the SUV driver when the highway narrowed down from two lanes to one. He said the driver raced his engine and tried to prevent him from getting in front, but was unsuccessful.

"Well 2 mins later he whips around and starts weaving in n out of the cones," Sangemino writes. "He comes to the light and made a left and is calling me a [expletive], blah blah blah, and i flipped him the bird," he wrote on Facebook.

The video captures what happened next.

Toward the end of the video the wrong way driver eventually pulls over to the shoulder of the road, get out and appears to throw something at Sangemino's car, though Sangemino is quite a distance away.

Police said they are investigating the incident.
christine July 25, 2013 at 04:17 PM
I really hope that driver loses his license & does some jail time after risking innocent lives for NO reason!
Jennifer McCauley July 25, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Jail time for this one for sure! What an ignorant moron. Please take his license away.
Eric Donnelly July 25, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Hope you called 911 first
Kim July 25, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Jamie Lynn July 25, 2013 at 10:09 PM
I think the driver driving the wrong way should lose his license and possibly face jail time. I also think the one video and yelling down the highway should be ticketed for road rage based on the description of the incident.
Donato Sangemino July 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM
How was it road rage? Did you see me chase him or turn around? No! That guy made all the wrong decisions. I was only calling him to the corner so i could have turned around and got his plate # but decided to keep going and call 911.
Madeline Nicole Manopella July 26, 2013 at 06:11 AM
Some people are so stupid! And that's not a Santa Fe that's a Toyota Rav4.


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