FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Two local residents were charged with breach of peace after one was punched during a road rage incident on Black Rock Turnpike late Tuesday, Fairfield police said.
According to the police report, Bianca Brilliant, 42, was driving behind Jason Oliveira, 33, when he almost caused her to rear-end the other car while he was "break-checking" her at Black Rock Turnpike and Stillson Road.
Brilliant got out of her car to speak with Oliveira about his actions when he punched her in the face, called her a racial slur and drove off, police said.
When officers arrived, Brilliant had a bloody lip and refused medical treatment, police said. Officers contacted Oliveira about the incident and he told them that Brilliant came to his window yelling "vulgarities" at him, police said. When he rolled down his window, she put her head inside, he told officers. He says he then pushed Brilliant's face with this left hand, the police report said. Officers found a small bruise on his left finger.
Brilliant and Oliveira were each charged with second-degree breach of peace. Brilliant was released at the scene on a written promise to appear in court on Feb. 12.
Oliveira was also charged with intimidation based on bias or bigotry and third-degree assault. He was taken into custody, released after posting $10,000 bond and given a court date of Feb. 12.