Interstate road rage ends after police chief sees elderly man throwing coins at woman’s car


JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – In another case of local elderly road rage, highway hi-jinks spilled out into the local streets of Ocean County. Fortunately, this time, nobody was killed.

At 9:09 am on Wednesday, Chief of Police Matthew Kunz intervened in an incident when he observed two vehicles stopped on Jackson Mills Road near the intersection of Eltone Road. As Chief Kunz arrived on the scene, he observed a male driver throwing objects at the windshield of a second vehicle.

His initial investigation determined that the incident had begun on Interstate 195 with drivers of both vehicles alleging that the other driver had been tailgating them. It was determined that upon exiting the interstate, the male driver who was operating a 2021 Jeep, drove in front of a 2019 Range Rover which was operated by a female, and slammed on his brakes, causing both vehicles to come to a stop on Jackson Mills Road.

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He then exited his vehicle and threw a handful of coins at her windshield causing damage which was estimated to be in excess of $1,000.00.

The male, who was identified as Peter Striano, age 70 of Jackson, was placed under arrest by P.O. Robert Reiff and charged with criminal mischief. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses by the Chief. He was released on a summons pending a court appearance.