Man To Face Trial After Road Rage Incident

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Subhash Modhwadia, 44, finally had his day in court after a postponement to find an interpreter.

Modhwadia is charged in a road rage incident last month at the BP Station on Banksville Road.

He was riding his moped when he felt that another car cut him off. Both vehicles pulled into the gas station, with Modhwadia allegedly yelling at the other driver, “You almost hit me!”

That driver was Carla Snyder who is the wife of injured Pittsburgh Pirate catcher Chris Snyder.

“I didn’t know what his intentions were so that’s kind of scary. I had my family in the car, my husband’s hurt,” Carla said.

Even so, with their two kids in the back seat, ages 4 and 6, Chris Sndyer did get out telling Modhwadia to move.

“It was just a weird situation. Everything was happening so fast,” Chris Snyder said.

Carla Snyder testified that Modhwadia’s anger escalated and that he began kicking their vehicle and punched the side mirror off.

That’s when Good Samaritan Joe Changle got involved telling Modhwadia to back away. He then tackled the man to the ground.

Witnessing the fracas, off-duty police officer Arthur Baker rolled into the station. He identified himself as an officer and told Modhwadia to get up.

The man remained combative and threw his shoe. He was then arrested.

Modhwadia was held for trial on aggravated assault on a police officer, simple assault and other misdemeanor charges.

He remains in the Allegheny County Jail on a $50,000 bond.


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  • Mayor of GBD

    can’t speak English, get out of the Country!

  • A.Bunker

    What is with these muslims and the throwing of shoes?

  • johnny69

    If you are lazy (collecting welfare) and sitting on your couch…Get OUT of AMERICA! There…how do ya like that?

  • ramona barnhart

    if you come to america at least try to speak english. if not get a book about how to speak. if we was to go to their country we would have to learn to speak. he knew what he was saying and doing but that is how some of them treat american people. i ought to know i went to school with some of them.

  • L. Harbin

    I happened to pull into the BP that day at the height of the arguement and the guy was clearly out of control. Walking from my car to the doors I heard him hitting the other car. Inside the store no one was aware of what was happening and as I made my purchase I told the clerk they needed to call the cops because there was a nasty fight going on outside. I’m just grateful no one was hurt and that the young man outside did the right thing and helped out. It really was a scary scene.

  • Hinidnutensendaswami

    In my country beating on a car is our way of saying “will work for food” so sorry

  • There Goes The Jail

    The jail is going to be contaminated with bugs from the Scott Twp. complex.

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