Authorities say a Democratic congressional candidate from Rhode Island was jailed after following an unnamed Ohio couple in his car for about 70 miles.
A worried couple called the cops on the night of March 22 as they were racing away from their son’s house in Florida.
When they called the cops, they had to report that a man was following them in his car violently and that they required help.
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Candy Poland, the husband’s wife, was so afraid, according to the article, that she was unable to communicate with officials.
According to Harold Poland, a silver car followed them and flashed its lights at them.
Despite his attempts to allow the silver car to pass, the silver automobile continued to pursue them.
They attempted to leave from two different entrances, he told police.
The silver vehicle, on the other hand, continued to pursue them even after they pulled over to the side of the road for some fresh air.
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The silver vehicle raced him down and pulled up alongside them at a fast rate of speed, facing oncoming traffic, according to his next assertion.
When the owner of the silver vehicle lowered down his window to yell at him because his music was too loud, he couldn’t be heard.
When the Polands called the cops at 2:34 a.m., they were told to drive to the station, which they did right away. The silver car, according to the report, kept up a close chase with them.
Officers stopped Michael Neary, a 28-year-old man driving a silver vehicle, at that time. Neary appeared nervous, his eyes were bloodshot, and he spoke fast, according to the police report.
Authorities located marijuana, a ceramic pipe, and a half-full bottle of whiskey in Neary’s vehicle, according to the report. He allegedly failed a number of sobriety tests, according to his accusers.
In addition to stalking, the Democrat was charged with marijuana possession and stalking threats.
He pleaded not guilty and was released after posting a $3,000 bail bond. His pretrial conference has been scheduled for April 21. It’s unclear whether he’ll run for the position in Congress again.