Norwalk – Jail Term For Road-Rage Suspect
A motorist was sentenced to prison in Norwalk last Tuesday.
On October 1, 2016, 50-year-old Steven Valerin was navigating Plymouth Avenue when he entered into an argument with the driver of another vehicle. In a reported instance of road rage, Valerin assaulted the motorist with a machete. The victim sustained a severe cut on his neck and was immediately hospitalized following the attack. Valerin fled the area and was apprehended several months later after his then recovered victim identified Valerin as the assailant. He was arrested and later plead guilty to first-degree assault. He is now facing 15 years in prison, to be suspended after serving five years, followed by at least five years of probation.
In this incident, the suspect obviously exhibited reckless behavior, thus strengthening the case later filed against him. Regardless of circumstances, motorists injured in road-related incidents are always advised to seek legal help so that all possible options are available to them. It can be challenging to find closure after a traumatic event. Having experts evaluating our cases and making appropriate suggestions should hopefully lighten our load.
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