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Kicked-in windshield leads to arrests
A Nokesville man was arrested Saturday on charges that he kicked in a stranger’s windshield after becoming upset about an abrupt stop she made while driving in southern Stafford County, authorities said.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said the incident occurred about 8:50 p.m. on South Gateway Drive off U.S. 17. The victim told police she was driving near an auto auction when two cats crossed in front of her, causing her to slam on her brakes.
The driver behind her began honking the horn, then pulled in front of her and stopped. A man got out of the passenger’s seat and jumped up on her hood while yelling at her.
He kicked her windshield repeatedly until it broke, then got back into the car and was driven away. The victim got the license number and called police.
Deputy Dimas Pinzon caught up with the vehicle on nearby Slate Drive, where the driver lives. The vehicle had pulled into the driveway when Pinzon spotted it, and the driver tried to close the garage door before Pinzon confronted them, Kennedy said. Both the driver and the passenger were yelling at the deputy, who told them he needed to speak with them about the reported incident.
Kennedy said the driver denied ever being on South Gateway Drive and said her passenger had not done what he was accused of. The victim was brought to the scene and identified the driver and the passenger.
Michael McIntosh, 36, was charged with vandalism and being drunk in public. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
The driver, 37-year-old Dayna Akers of Stafford, was charged with obstruction of justice and aggressive driving. She was released on her own recognizance.
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