MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (WJBK) - A Harrison Township man is accused of trying to ram another driver in the second case of road rage in just a couple of weeks. The reason for his anger this time? Loud music.
Michigan drivers are already stressed about dodging potholes but drivers in Macomb County also need to apparently steer clear 27-year-old Joshua Books. For the second time in a month, he was arrested for road rage.
"He's out, he's doing the same thing - not 100% sure what starts these road rage incidents." Macomb County Sheriff Sgt. Renee Yax said.
The Macomb County Sheriff's office says Books was driving his 1995 black Chevy Tahoe near Groesbeck and Elizabeth roads in Mount Clemens last week when he repeatedly tried to ram a silver Lexus.
Apparently, the dispute was all surrounding music that was too loud.
"The driver of the Lexus was frantically trying to get away from him," Yax said.
After trying to ram the other driver, he made a u-turn and drove into oncoming traffic in an attempt to t-bone the Lexus, Yax said. The other driver was on the phone with 911 and was able to get away from Books.
When police got the call about the enraged driver, they knew exactly who they were dealing with. One month earlier, they received a similar call about the same SUV. That call was near Joy Blvd and Irwin in Harrison Township.
"You don't know what's going on in that other driver's head. you don't know if they're having a good day or a bad day," Yax said.
The driver of that car, a young female, was trying to avoid a car that was violently swerving and trying to ram her mother's car. Books drove off before deputies arrived but they tracked him down at his home in Harrison Township.
But he didn't go easy. He boiled over and refused to leave. He even called 911 and harassed dispatchers.
Books was charged with a felony charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless driving and anther charge for harassing 911 dispatchers. He got a $10,000 bond and was out and back in his car.
"He was given a bond, he made his bond and that's how he was out for this offense this time," Yax said.
Now books is back in jail facing more assault and reckless diving charges and being held on a $150,000 bond.