An afternoon road rage incident and a racial slur in Milton escalated into a fight and resulted in two arrests on Monday, June 10, police said.
Kwame Boyce, 26, of Quincy was driving near Lower Mills when he merged into traffic, passing in front of a vehicle driven by William Mooney, 52, of Quincy, according to Milton police.
Mooney swore at Boyce, calling him a racial slur. When the two stopped at a red light, Mooney got out of his car and approached Boyce on foot, according to Milton Deputy Police Chief John King.
Boyce responded by pulling out a knife, King said. Boyce slashed Mooney’s tires, and Mooney threw Boyce’s keys over a nearby bridge, according to police.
They came to blows with punches and kicks being thrown, according to King.
When police arrived, Mooney had left the area, but Boyce remained. Police caught up with Mooney, who had two flat tires, at a nearby road a few minutes later, according to King.
Police gave Mooney a field sobriety test, which he allegedly failed.
Police arrested both men. Mooney was charged with leaving the scene of a property-damage accident, negligent operation, operating under the influence of alcohol, and assault with a dangerous weapon. The weapon was Mooney’s own feet, which were allegedly used during the fight.
Boyce was charged with malicious damage of property and assault with a dangerous weapon – his knife, police said.
The incident was called in at 4:11 p.m., according to police records.