Road rage incident reported on Highway 27 near NelsonA road rage suspect chose the wrong motorists to vent his anger – two off-duty Douglas County sheriff's deputies.
By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press
A road rage suspect chose the wrong motorists to vent his anger – two off-duty Douglas County sheriff's deputies.
The incident happened last Friday when a 37-year-old driver identified as Scott Matthew Tarczon of Villard reportedly became upset after he was passed while traveling west on Highway 27 near Nelson.
According to authorities, Tarczon pulled to within two to five feet of the vehicle that passed him, a personal vehicle occupied by two off-duty deputies, and displayed a handgun.
The suspect then turned onto County Road 17. The deputies followed him at a distance, and because of the handgun, reported the incident to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The off-duty deputies continued to follow the vehicle until deputies arrived.
Tarczon was followed to the city of Villard and stopped at 620 Michigan Avenue. He was taken into custody without incident.
Officers found a large black BB-gun, which had allegedly been displayed to the off-duty deputies, along with a small cigarette lighter gun and methamphetamine.
Tarczon was arrested for second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and third-degree controlled substance crimes. Both charges are felonies.
The sheriff's office was assisted by the Pope County's Sheriff's Office, State Patrol and West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force.