Girard man charged after road rage incident

Road rage in Girard.

GIRARD, Ohio (WKBN) – Wednesday, Girard Police charged one of the men involved in a Monday road rage incident which WKBN 27 First News caught on camera.

According to court documents, police charged Robert Suich with a misdemeanor of inciting to violence. Suich is scheduled to appear in court June 2 and could face up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine.

Police Chief Jeff Palmer said Suich’s concealed-carry permit could be in jeopardy since he was carrying a firearm at the time of the fight. Police also cited Suich for going left of center. The other driver, Robert Scott, was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign.

Video of the incident shows the two men getting out of their cars on Churchill Road and trading several jabs before throwing each other on the ground.

A police report on the incident states Suich was northbound on Washington Avenue, approaching the intersection of Townsend and as he was going through the intersection, a blue pickup and trailer went through the stop sign on Townsend and almost hit him. Suich turned his vehicle around to confront the pickup driver about running the stop sign and followed the vehicle to Churchill, where both vehicles stopped between Lawrence Avenue and St. Clair Avenue, the report states.

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