STANDISH – The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incidence of road rage that occurred yesterday just after noon in Standish.
The police are looking for the male driver of a silver or gray Chrysler sedan that witnesses say intentionally sideswiped a motorcycle on Route 25 at the intersection of Route 35, known as Standish Corner.
The victim, Alex Fazzi, 22, of Gorham, was knocked off his black 1995 Harley Davidson XLH motorcycle. He was treated on the scene and released. His motorcycle sustained significant damage, police said.
Police say the incident began in Gorham, when Fazzi and the driver of the sedan exchanged "brake jobs" – speeding, passing and inappropriate gestures – for many miles along Route 25 until they approached the intersection in Standish. When the car began to pass the motorcycle, Fazzi slowed, and then was sideswiped, sending him tumbling along the ground.
Witnesses said the driver of the car looked to be in his 30s. There was a dog in the car, which should have visible damage to the passenger side front quarter panel area.
Anyone with information to the incident is asked to call Detective John Fournier at 774.1444, ext. 2173.