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November 11, 1997
Let's turn road rage into road reason. BARBARA ROSENSTEIN Los Angeles
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April 14, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A road rage incident nearly turned deadly Sunday when two men pulled weapons on each other in a Lancaster driveway, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Eric Deshawn Holliday , 26, of Long Beach was being held in the shooting of another man Sunday afternoon at a friend's home. The incident began about 12:30 p.m., the department said in a statement, when Holliday was on his way to a home in the 3600 block of West Avenue in Lancaster and saw a man with whom he'd had a run-in before.
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September 24, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE - He was a child prodigy, taking computer classes at Seattle Pacific University at the age of 13 and finishing in the top third of the Junior Olympics in fencing. But Dinh Bowman was earning a different kind of recognition over the weekend, appearing before a judge Saturday in Seattle on suspicion of killing a 42-year-old local man in what detectives believe was a case of road rage. Bowman, now 29, was arrested after an anonymous tipster suggested he was the man driving a silver BMW convertible who opened fire with deadly precision on a fellow motorist Aug. 31 in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood, inflicting fatal wounds before driving off. The victim, Yancy Noll, a popular supermarket wine steward, was stopped at a red light in a line of traffic when the silver BMW pulled alongside his car, came to a halt, and its driver fired several shots, three of which struck Noll in the head.
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March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Police say road rage may be behind a car-to-car shooting on the westbound 210 Freeway in Sylmar early Friday that left one man dead. Responding to a call about a traffic obstruction, California Highway Patrol officers discovered the shooting victim inside his Mitsubishi on the Roxford Street off-ramp shortly before 1 a.m.     The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately released. “Preliminary evidence tends to show this is a case of road rage,” Lt. Paul Vernon said in a police statement.  “Bullet impacts and glass fragments lead us to think the shooter fired at the victim from the victim's side of the car.” Vernon said the victim was in his 30s and may have been coming from or going to work.  The CHP closed all westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway from the 118 Freeway around 3 a.m. to allow investigators to search for possible evidence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Police say road rage may be behind a car-to-car shooting on the westbound 210 Freeway in Sylmar early Friday that left one man dead. Responding to a call about a traffic obstruction, California Highway Patrol officers discovered the shooting victim inside his Mitsubishi on the Roxford Street off-ramp shortly before 1 a.m.     The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately released. “Preliminary evidence tends to show this is a case of road rage,” Lt. Paul Vernon said in a police statement.  “Bullet impacts and glass fragments lead us to think the shooter fired at the victim from the victim's side of the car.” Vernon said the victim was in his 30s and may have been coming from or going to work.  The CHP closed all westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway from the 118 Freeway around 3 a.m. to allow investigators to search for possible evidence.
NEWS
November 3, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Calling all multitaskers: In the future, you may be able to drive and check your vitals at the same time. German scientists in collaboration with BMW Group researchers have come up with a device that allows drivers to do quick healths check while in the car, provided their hands are on the wheel. Using technology that integrates sensors into the steering wheel, drivers can find out such things as their heart rates and oxygen saturation levels of their blood while on the road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A shooting in Venice's Oakwood neighborhood started as a road rage incident involving possible gang members, police said. The shooting occurred about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Indiana Avenue, but Los Angeles police said Wednesday the confrontation that preceded the incident actually started much earlier. A man in his 50s was riding his motorcycle when he was cut off by up to five suspected gang members, who exchanged words with the man, NBC4 reported. The group followed the man home where the confrontation continued, said LAPD Sgt. Gregory Probst.
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October 1, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A New Jersey motorcyclist, who was involved in a wild chase by a pack of bikers  after an SUV carrying a family, has been arrested in New York, officials said on Tuesday, after the confrontation was caught on video and went viral. The four-mile chase on Manhattan's West Side has become a sensation since the incident on Sunday afternoon. After a motorcyclist appears to have been hit by the SUV, the vehicle takes off and the bikers give chase. When the black SUV stops on a street in upper Manhattan, a motorcyclist is seen smashing out the window with his helmet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
The husband of a state correctional officer who was killed in Anaheim 15 years ago will stand trial for her killing starting Wednesday in Orange County. Veteran correctional officer Elizabeth Begaren was shot and killed on an off-ramp of the 91 Freeway on Jan. 17, 1998. She was with her husband, Nuzzio Begaren, and his 10-year-old daughter. Police had long suspected Nuzzio Begaren, who took out a $1-million life insurance police on his wife three days after they were married in the summer of 1997.
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August 16, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Authorities Friday were investigating an accident in which a driver and her passenger were killed and two children seriously injured after their vehicle crashed into a tree during a suspected road rage incident in Rialto. Police said the driver, Yvette Pulido, 31, of Fontana, got into a dispute with another motorist on the 210 Freeway shortly after exiting it near Cactus Avenue about 12:15 a.m. Thursday. Pulido allegedly followed the other car southbound on Cactus until they were forced to stop for a train at a Metrolink crossing, said Rialto police Sgt. Richard Royce.
SCIENCE
August 1, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Long before scientists began to study global warming, author Raymond Chandler described the violent effects of dry, "oven-hot" Santa Ana winds gusting through the city of Los Angeles. "Every booze party ends in a fight," he wrote in his 1938 story "Red Wind. " "Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husband's necks. Anything can happen. " While social commentators have long suggested that extreme heat can unleash the beast in man, formal study of the so-called heat hypothesis - the theory that high temperatures fuel aggressive and violent behavior - is relatively new. Using examples as disparate as road rage, ancient wars and Major League Baseball, scientists have taken early steps to quantify the potential influence of climate warming on human conflict.
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July 14, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles police Sunday were looking for the driver of a gray Dodge Challenger who allegedly shot and killed a motorist in the northeast San Fernando Valley during a road-rage confrontation Saturday. The victim, who was driving a red Kia Rio, was wounded near the mouth and was taken to two hospitals before being pronounced dead, said Lt. Kamran Khan of the LAPD's Mission Division. Police identified the victim only as 22-year-old male Latino. Authorities have ruled out any gang-related motive and say the confrontation appears to be a case of road rage.
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July 4, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
Two of six people who were critically injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Northridge have died, police reported Thursday. The crash occurred near Tampa Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Some of the victims were sprawled on the street when emergency crews arrived. Investigators suspect that the three-car crash was caused by a pickup truck and a sedan that were speeding along Tampa. The drivers, they said, might have been racing, or road rage might have been a factor.
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April 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Beverly Hills police have released new video showing a BMW that tried to ram a man on a bicycle into a metal trash bin. Since April 3, police have been looking for the driver of a newer model, white BMW 328i that was captured on video hitting the bicyclist in an alley of the 9000 block of Wilshire Boulevard. The new video shows higher quality images of the vehicle and its driver. Police said it appears the driver deliberately aimed his car at the bicyclist. Authorities consider the hit-and-run to be a road rage-type incident and are seeking the driver on suspicion of attempted murder.
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