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Pair force family's car off Route 222, point gun at them

Published On: Jun 03 2013 01:50:48 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 03 2013 06:34:16 PM EDT

A female driver forced a family off Route 222 Sunday night, and a male passenger in the same car pointed a pistol at them, police said.


Police are trying to get to the bottom of an alleged case of road rage that left a driver and his family, traveling on Route 222, frightened for their lives.

Around 8 p.m. Sunday, at the end of the Kutztown Bypass in Berks County, a blue 2003 Hyundai tried several times to get around the victims' vehicle, authorities said.

"These types of incidents, unfortunately, happen all the time. They're very dangerous. Police take them very seriously," said Chief Edgardo Colon, Upper Macungie Twp. Police Dept.


It was near the Home Town Diner in Lehigh County when the Hyundai drifted toward the victim's vehicle and caused them to pull onto the shoulder of the road, police said.

Later, near Route 222 and Mill Creek Road in Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh Co., police said the passenger in that Hyundai aimed what looked like a silver pistol.

The Hyundai was last seen traveling north on 222 toward Allentown bearing  Pennsylvania license plate HGS-8921.

The driver of the Hyundai is described as a white woman in her 20s with short dirty blonde hair; the passenger, who allegedly aimed the gun, is described as a black man in his 20s with short hair.

If you have any information you are urged to call police immediately.