Contact Us
East Dutchess Daily Voice serves Amenia, Beekman, Dover, Millbrook, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Stanford, Union Vale & Washington
Return to your home site

Menu

East Dutchess Daily Voice serves Amenia, Beekman, Dover, Millbrook, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Stanford, Union Vale & Washington

Nearby Towns

  • Putnam
    serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley
  • Northwest Dutchess
    serves Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan, Pleasant Valley, Red Hook & Rhinebeck
  • Southwest Dutchess
    serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls
Breaking News: Seem Him Or His Car? Alert Issued For Missing Dutchess Man
police & fire

Hudson Valley Resident Chevy Chase Involved In New TZB Road-Rage Incident

Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase Photo Credit: Jesse Chang via Wikipedia

Actor, comedian and Westchester resident Chevy Chase got into a road-rage fight with another driver whom he says cut him off in traffic on the Tappan Zee Bridge, according to the New York State Police.

"Chevy Chase was involved in an altercation with the occupants of another car while driving on the Thruway on Feb. 9, 2018, in Rockland County," said Trooper AJ Hicks.

One occupant of the other vehicle was charged with harassment, a violation, Hicks added.

The 74-year-old Chase, who lives in Bedford, said he thought his vehicle was hit by the truck, so he flashed his bright lights and followed the driver to confront him, according to TMZ.

When the driver pulled over, Chase realized there wasn't any damage to his vehicle, but decided to talk to the driver about his "reckless driving," TMZ said.

In police documents obtained by TMZ, the former "Saturday Night Live," star said one of the three people in the truck flipped him off and he said: "If I were a lot younger I'd bust your nose," TMZ said.

That's when one of the occupants got out of the vehicle and kicked Chase in the shoulder, knocking him to the ground, TMZ said.

According to the police report, the truck driver said Chase tried to throw a punch first, and he was just blocking Chase's fist, TMZ reported.

The driver of a third car that pulled over told police he did so because he didn't want to see an old man "get his ass stomped," said TMZ.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

East Dutchess Daily Voice!

Serves Amenia, Beekman, Dover, Millbrook, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Stanford, Union Vale & Washington

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

East Dutchess Daily Voice!

Serves Amenia, Beekman, Dover, Millbrook, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Stanford, Union Vale & Washington

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.