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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Man charged in road rage incident

  • A Beach Lake man has been arrested and charged in a road-rage incident on Wednesday.
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  • — A Beach Lake man has been arrested and charged in a road-rage incident on Wednesday.
    According to the Pennsylvania State Police, at around 3:30 p.m., Daniel J. Parliament, Jr., 30, of Beach Lake, was driving a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta in the left lane of the Casey Highway (Route 6) near the Jessup exit in Lackawanna County.
    The report said that a pickup truck driven by Anthony Darko, 27, of Clarks Summit, moved into the path of the car driven by Parliament.
    After Parliament eventually passed the Volkswagen, police said he pulled a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol from his jacket and fired it out his window in the direction of Darko's pickup. There was also a passenger in the pickup, Christine Stulgis-Ososki, 42, of Clarks Summit.
    Darko immediately called 911 and reported the incident. He also followed Parliament until the Jessup Police Department was able to make a traffic stop.
    State police said there were no injuries in the incident and no bullet holes were located in Darko's vehicle.
    However, a pistol was located in Parliament's vehicle. Parliament denied firing at Darko's vehicle.
    Police, however, charged Parliament with aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.
    He was taken to the Lackawanna County Jail and was awaiting arraignment at the Lackawanna County Processing Center.
    Trooper Jeffrey Robertson was the investigating officer.
    Warrant served
    Honesdale Borough Police report serving of a warrant following a traffic stop.
    On March 5, at around 1 p.m., police made a traffic stop of a vehicle on Grandview Avenue.
    During the stop, a passenger in the vehicle, Robert Mentz, 36, of Moscow, was found to be wanted in Lackawanna County.
    The bench warrant was issued by the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas in August 2012 for failure to appear stemming from a DUI charge.
    Mentz was taken into custody without incident and housed at the Wayne County Correctional Facility awaiting a return to Lackawanna County.
    Hit and run
    State police are investigating a hit and run incident on the Casey Highway.
    According to police, at around 4:40 p.m., on March 4, Phillip Bridges, 49, of Scott Township in Lackawanna County, was driving west on Highway 6 passing exit 3 when a gray SUV traveling in the left lane struck his vehicle.
    The suspect vehicle continued west onto State Road 81.
    Police said the vehicle should have passenger side damage with traces of blue paint.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Dunmore at 963-3156.
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