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Lawyer: Road rage 'product of economy'

BY SHARON COOLIDGE • SCOOLIDGE@ENQUIRER.COM • DECEMBER 17, 2009

HARRISON TOWNSHIP – A 35-year-old Harrison man accused of attacking a man with a hammer during a road rage incident Wednesday on Harrison Avenue told his lawyer “he just snapped.”

Brian Clark said he had just lost his job after his company ACT sales closed its doors for the last time Tuesday. So when William Scudder beeped his horn at him, he lost it, Clark explained further.

“This is a product of the economy,” Clark’s lawyer, Hugh McCloskey Jr., said during an arraignment hearing Thursday morning.

Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Betsy Sundermann didn’t buy that argument, telling the judge “This was a road rage incident. They were strangers.”

Clark is facing charges of aggravated assault and criminal damaging in the 3:40 p.m. incident.

“You don’t go around hitting people with

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Added: Dec-18-2009 Occurred On: Dec-17-2009
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