(Kristen Eck/WBZ NewsRadio)
WALTHAM (WBZ-AM) — The two men involved in last week's wild road rage incident, which saw one of them holding onto the hood of the other's car as it sped down the Mass Pike, were arraigned in Waltham District Court Monday.
Mark Fitzgerald, 37 of Ashland, and Rich Kamrowski, 65 of Framingham, were ordered to stay away from one another. Fitzgerald was ordered held on $500 bail, and Kamrowski was released on personal recognizance.
Fitzgerald and Kamrowski each alternated between defendant and victim in back-to-back arraignments.
The two were involved in a fender-bender in Weston Friday, and things escalated wildly from there. They started screaming at one another—leading to Kamrowski jumping on the hood of Fitzgerald's car for about three miles and holding on for dear life as Fitzgerald drove up to 70 mph.
"I just kept telling him, stop the car, stop the car, and he wouldn't stop," Kamrowski told WBZ-TV.
Kamrowski's lawyer said his client only jumped on the hood of the car to avoid being run over.
Fitzgerald "ultimately came to a stop, we believe with the intervention of some good Samaritans," Police said in a news release to WBZ NewsRadio—but it was later learned that the man who got him to stop did so by holding him at gunpoint. WBZ-TV reports that man had a license to carry, and does not face charges.
Kamrowski is charged with disorderly conduct and malicious damage to a motor vehicle; Fitzgerald is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, negligent operation, and leaving the scene of property damage.
WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl reported that Fitzgerald has a previous assault conviction on his record, as well as an OUI arrest.
WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) reports