LITTLETON -- A 28-year-old Concord man police say had an open 12-pack of Bud Light Lime-a-Ritas in his car allegedly threatened another motorist with a knife during a road-rage incident in Littleton that led to his arrest on drunken-driving and assault charges.
Littleton police said they were called to the area of King Street and Interstate 495 on Monday about 6:10 p.m., to investigate a report of a road-rage incident.
Police say Thomas Flynn was allegedly driving a green Volkswagen Jetta when he made threatening gestures with a knife toward another driver.
Officers said they found Flynn driving on the ramp from King Street to Interstate 495 south and stopped his vehicle, discovering an open 12-pack of Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas in plain sight inside the car, according to police.
Police say Flynn smelled of alcohol, but refused to take a field-sobriety test. Police say he claimed to be a combat veteran and "trained killer," and threatened to kill a police officer's children.
Flynn was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol (second offense), assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, marked-lanes violation and negligent operation.
He was unable to make bail Monday night, and was arraigned Tuesday in Ayer District Court. The results of that proceeding were not immediately available.
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