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Man Who Pointed Gun at Mass. Woman During Road Rage Encounter Gets Jail

Police say 56-year-old Michael Couture pointed a handgun at a New Bedford woman at a traffic light in Dartmouth back in August

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    Man Who Pointed Gun at Mass. Woman During Road Rage Encounter Gets Jail
    Dartmouth Police Department
    Michael Couture

    A Virginia man authorities say pointed a gun at another driver during a road rage incident in Massachusetts has been sentenced to 2 years in jail.

    The Standard-Times reports that 56-year-old Michael Couture was scheduled to appear at a hearing Thursday to determine whether he is a danger to society, but minutes before the hearing pleaded guilty to charges including assault with a dangerous weapon and drunken driving.

    Police say the Hampton, Virginia man pointed a handgun at a 28-year-old New Bedford woman at a traffic light in Dartmouth on Aug. 31.

    The woman told police she had been behind a swerving Couture and believed he was drunk.

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    Couture said he felt threatened when another vehicle pulled alongside him, and he displayed the gun but did not point it.

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