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Hernando officer puts a stop to road-rage attack

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - An officer witnessed a road rage incident in Spring Hill and may have prevented a situation that could have turned really violent.

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said Sgt. Scott Lamia was leaving an Amscot on Forest Oak Blvd. when he saw a maroon Ford pickup truck enter the parking lot and cut off an orange Dodge.

The driver of the Dodge, John Brymer honked his horn, stopped the car, then did a U-turn in the middle of the road to go after the driver.

He nearly struck the back of the pickup truck and drove over a mulch patch in the parking lot. Then he accelerated past the Ford, cut it off, stopped and blocked the truck.

Lamia watched Brymer make obscene gestures at the driver. He activated his lights and sirens and pulled him over. 

Brymer gave no explanation other than he made a bad decision, for which he was sorry, adding that he "only wanted to talk to him [the victim] about the infraction," Lamia said. 

The driver of the pickup, Gunner Gundersen said he was sorry for cutting him off, but that he feared Brymer would harm him based on his aggressive driving. 

Brymer was arrested for aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and booked into the Hernando County Detention Center. His bond was set at $2,000.


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