Hartford Man Charged in West Hartford Road Rage Incident

Police have arrested a 23-year-old Hartford man suspected in a road rage incident in West Hartford last week.

Two women were in a car on New Park Avenue Wednesday, March 15 when they drove by a man standing on the side of the road and their car accidentally splashed the man with slush.

The man, who police have identified as 23-year-old Mark Diaz, of Hartford, jumped in a car, chased the women and cut them off, according to police. Then he jumped out of his car, began yelling at the women, and hit their car with a tire iron, police said. 

The victim's 2002 Mazda had hood damage and cracks in the headlight and taillight.

One of the women took pictures of the man during the incident and police launched a search for him. 

An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday charging Diaz with second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree breach of peace, second-degree threatening, second-degree reckless endangerment and driving under suspension.

He was released after posting bond and is due in court on March 30.

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