On a recent Tuesday night around 5 p.m., a pick-up truck and a Tahoe traveling west on Van Schoick Road near Holland Road in Holmdel came so close at the merger of two lanes that car paint was scraped, tempers ignited, and one driver was taken away by police.
According to a Holmdel Police report, Neil Gyuris, 36, of Middletown, driving a black Chevrolet Tahoe with tinted windows in the right lane, failed to yield to a 34-year old Keyport man driving a Dodge Q15 pick-up in the left lane, after a clearly market yellow signed gave warning that the right lane ends.
Gyuris had been trying to accelerate past the pick-up, police said.
After both parties pulled over, police said Gyuris was so agitated by the incident that left paint scratches on the rear left of his car that he approached the Keyport driver's vehicle screaming and yelling and kicked the driver's side door, leaving a dent that is estimated to cost $475 to repair.
Holmdel Police issued Gyuris a summons for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, and traffic violations for careless driving, tinted windows and obstructing traffic for the June 19 incident.
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