Driver’s dangerous behavior in traffic jam caught on camera


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was rush hour on Monday night along Rio Grande Boulevard, a driver was caught on dashcam video pulling some risky moves on the road all because he didn’t want to wait in traffic.

The woman driving home was on the phone with her husband. She was heading north on Rio Grande; traffic was at a standstill. As the woman got onto the Paseo Del Norte bridge, a blue car cuts in front of her and another driver.

“That guy just went down the emergency lane, that’s like half a shoulder,” she said, while still on the phone.

According to the woman, blue car turned down a side street. He didn’t make it far because minutes later he ended up behind the woman again and passed her again, this time driving into oncoming traffic.

Drivers honked to get the man’s attention. He responded by putting his car in park in the middle of traffic. He confronted the driver of the car in front of the woman.

The woman told KRQE News 13 she wanted to go around them, but remembered her dash-cam was rolling and wanted to make sure she caught everything on camera just in case.

She yelled at the man to get back inside his car and move on.

In the video, he turned toward her, lifted up his shirt and flashed what appeared to be a gun.

That’s when the woman dialed 911. She talked to the dispatcher for a few minutes. She described the driver and tried to make out the license plate of the blue car.

BCSO confirmed, dispatchers received the call but said deputies were not able to locate the vehicle in question by the time they got out to the area. Police have no idea who the driver was. They said he may have been in a stolen car because the license plate came back to a white Ford.

The woman said for as long as she sat in traffic she was surprised police never showed. She said how this driver acted should not be considered the “norm” and what he did that day was flat out dangerous.

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