- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

AUBURN, Maine (AP) - A Maine man is heading to prison for two weeks for a 2013 road rage incident that a prosecutor says is one of the worst he’s ever seen.

The Sun Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1sSQulh ) the sentence was handed down against 33-year-old Adam Getchell, who pleaded guilty to reckless conduct and criminal mischief on Thursday.

The Auburn man was convicted in March of driving to endanger, but acquitted of a hate crime in the incident.

Authorities had said Getchell tried to block 19-year-old motorist Matthew Wooten Jr. from passing him. When Wooten did pass him, Getchell apparently swerved and hit Wooten’s rear fender.

A police recording caught Getchell using racial epithets afterward inside a police cruiser.

Getchell wrote in a letter to the court that he apologized for his poor choices.


Information from: Sun-Journal, https://www.sunjournal.com

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