A Naugatuck man is under arrest on risk of injury to a minor and other charges after police say he got into a dispute with another driver at a local intersection.
Police say Brian Gallo, 37, was on North Church Street Tuesday afternoon, pulled to the left, with his right turn signal on at the intersection of Meadow Street. A 39-year-old woman was approaching the intersection behind Gallo and believed he was turning left, so she drove to the right and started to make a right turn at the same time Gallo tried to make a right turn, said authorities.
Police say Gallo stopped his car, got out, and confronted the woman, who had two children in the vehicle. Gallo allegedly became enraged and began swearing at the woman. Authorities say he then got back into his car and began to drive away, but suddenly stopped again, exited his car, and tossed a cup of water and ice at the woman but hit her son’s friend instead.
Gallo allegedly returned to his vehicle for more items he could throw at the woman’s car– eventually throwing a bottle that broke the woman’s windshield. The woman tried to drive away but was again cut off by Gallo, who continued taunting her until officers arrived, said police.
Gallo is free on bond after being arrested on four counts of risk of injury to a minor, one count of second-degree criminal mischief, and one count of disorderly conduct. He’s due in court on August 10.