- Associated Press - Friday, May 26, 2017

VAN BUREN, Arkansas (AP) - A man is being held in the Crawford County jail after authorities say he intentionally slammed on his brakes and caused a motorcyclist to strike the rear of his pickup, killing the biker.

Thirty-one-year-old Lawrence Finn of Pettigrew remained in jail Friday on a charge of second-degree murder.

Arkansas State Police described the death Wednesday of 41-year-old Jason Miller of Alma as the result of a road-rage incident along Interstate 40 near the Oklahoma line.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette cites a state police affidavit in reporting that Miller’s Yamaha struck the pickup’s bumper, causing Miller to be dragged.

The affidavit says Finn told investigators he noticed a motorcyclist following too closely so he tapped his brakes to have the rider back away.

It’s not clear if Finn has an attorney to address the allegations.


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