Constable Pleads Guilty In Road Rage Incident

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A former Vermont town constable has apologized for a drunken road rage incident in which he backed his car into another, chased another vehicle and attacked the driver of the second one.

Robert Shaw is the former constable and fire chief in Lunenburg, and pleaded guilty Friday to simple assault, disorderly conduct, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and drunken driving.

Under a plea agreement, he got a six- to 12-month suspended jail sentence, two years’ probation and $700 in fines.

The Caledonian Record reports that he must also write letters of apology to two victims.

In court, he apologized to the town and his victims, and said the incident was triggered by family issues that led him to break down.

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