Thursday, April 27, 2017

Man Facing Charges After Road Rage Incident on Route 61 on Wednesday

A man from Tremont is facing numerous charges after a road rage incident on Route 61 on Wednesday.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, the incident began on Route 61 Northbound in the vicinity of the Gasway Gas Station, near Saint Clair, where the two lanes merge into one.

Police say the incident escalated and tempers flared over the merging victim's vehicle and another vehicle driven by Erin Lengle, and Kevin Donton Jr., 28, of Tremont as passenger.

At one point, the victim, was able to get in front of Lengle's vehicle.  That's when Donton fired one shot into the air in the direction of the victim's vehicle.  The shot was reportedly fired from a Smith & Weston .40 caliber handgun owned by Lengle.

The victim then pulled over and parked on the should and Lengle continued to drive north. 

A broadcast was then put out via police radio to be on the lookout for Lengle's vehicle, which was later spotted driving south on Interstate 81 by the Pennsylvania State Police from Frackville.  A traffic stop was initiated and both Lengle and Donton were taken into custody.

Donton was charged with Persons not to possess/use/control/manufacture/sell firearms, firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and recklessly endangering another person.  He was taken before on call Magisterial District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, and committed to Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Lengle will face charges of firearms not to be carried without license is forthcoming through the office of Magisterial District Judge David Plachko, Port Carbon for having firearms concealed in a vehicle without a permit to do so.

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