Road Rager: Police say motorcyclist cut car off, pulled gun on teens near Milton

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30-year-old Russell H. Zern Jr., of Clayton, DE – (Delaware State Police)

A motorcyclist was arrested following a road rage incident near Milton where police say he cut off a car of teenagers and then pulled a gun on them at a red light.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m., Wednesday when troopers were dispatched to southbound Coastal Highway (Route 1) and Broadkill Road (Route 16) in reference to a road rage incident. 

Police arrived and learned that three teenagers, age 17, were traveling southbound on Route 1 near Route 16 in a car when they were almost cut off by 30-year-old Russell H. Zern Jr., of Clayton, who was traveling on a motorcycle. 

The vehicles both stopped for the red light at the intersection when Zern pulled up to the passenger’s side of the vehicle and displayed a handgun, according to police. 

Zern continued to verbally yell at the passengers, spitting on the vehicle, and then proceeded to rip the gas cap off, before fleeing the area, police said.

Through investigative measures, troopers were able to identify Zern as the suspect and on Thursday he turned himself in at Troop 7 where he was charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, Endangering the Welfare of a Child (3 counts), and Criminal Mischief.

Zern was arraigned and released on $20,600.00 unsecured bond.