Police Point to Porsche Pullover as Road Rage Temper Tantrum
LEESBURG, VA. (April 17, 2015) — In the spring, it is said that a young man’s fancy turns to love. For some old geezers it must turn to hate. Here is another story from the Naked City.
Leesburg Police report that a traffic altercation this afternoon has led to the arrest of a Waterford man on charges of Attempted Malicious Wounding. At approximately 12:54 PM, the Leesburg Police Department received several phone calls into our Emergency Communications Center regarding an ongoing road rage incident between two drivers on the Route 7 Bypass between West Market Street and South King Street. A truck driver, operating a 2012 Freightliner, saw the incident unfolding behind him and attempted to move out of the way of the involved vehicles by exiting the Bypass onto the ramp leading to South King Street.
One of the vehicles involved in the original road rage incident, a black 2012 Porsche Carrera, took the same exit and was attempting to get around the truck by driving on the shoulder. As the truck was slowing to navigate the turn on the ramp, the driver of the Porsche, unable to slow down in time, struck the rear of the 2012 Freightliner truck. The driver of the Porsche, then drove around the Freightliner, and began intentionally ramming his vehicle multiple times into the side of the truck in the area of the fuel tank. Officers arrived on scene and quickly separated the parties to investigate what had occurred.
As a result of the investigation, the driver of the Porsche, David Ray Godfrey, 69, of Waterford, Virginia was arrested and charged with Attempted Malicious Wounding. Mr. Godfrey was taken before a Magistrate where he was released on a $5000 unsecured bond.
There were no reported injuries and both vehicles had to be towed from the scene due to the damages sustained.