Harrison Twp. man again charged in road rage incident

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Macomb County authorities have charged a Harrison Township man for road rage for the second time in as many months.

Joshua Books, 28, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a 4-year felony, and reckless driving, a 93-day misdemeanor, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office.


A court magistrate ordered him held on a $150,000 bond and scheduled his next court appearance for March 5.

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the area of Groesbeck Highway and Elizabeth Road in Mount Clemens at 9:30 p.m. Thursday after getting a call about a road rage incident, officials said Tuesday.

Police received a report that a black sports-utility vehicle was trying to ram into a silver Lexus, they said.

Deputies also received a 911 call from the 32-year-old driver of the Lexus who told dispatchers he feared for his life, according to authorities.

The caller said at one point, he pulled off the road and onto the shoulder and the SUV made a U-turn into oncoming traffic and attempted to T-bone his car, officials said.

The victim was able to drive away and there was no collision, police said.

Deputies located the SUV, conducted a traffic stop and arrested the driver, the sheriff's office said. They confirmed his identity as Joshua Books.

Books was arrested for a similar road rage incident in January. He was charged in that incident with assault with a dangerous weapon and reckless driving.

Police said he was out on bond when the latest incident occurred.